Sri Chinmoy does repetitions a with a 50-lb dumbbell in Bandung, Indonesia, as weightlifting assistant Unmilan Howard looks on with an eye to safety.

Earlier in the morning, Sri Chinmoy offers two payers before lifting:

At 4:51 a.m., he lifts 400 lbs. two hundred and eight times with one arm. (108 right, 100 left in five sets).

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May I worship You sleeplessly
And breathlessly
In my love-devotion-surrender-delight-
Temple-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

At 5:05 a.m., using the double-arm machine, he lifts up to 160 lbs. with each arm simultaneously from a standing position.

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Today I am determined
To smash asunder
My mind’s long and strong
Desire-train-chain.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!


Published in My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 2.