Photo by Pulak Viscardi


Sri Chinmoy lifts 287-pound wrestler professional wrestler Hillbilly Jim with his calf muscles using a seated calf-raise machine at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York. Sri Chinmoy also sings a song he had composed in the wrestler’s honour.


After the lifting, Hillbilly Jim feels Sri Chinmoy’s calf muscles and says:

“They’re so strong! You should take up wrestling.”



As a tribute to Muhammad Ali — ‘The Greatest’ — Sri Chinmoy lifts the three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and 1960 Olympic gold medallist, at Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Sri Chinmoy also lifts Muhammad Ali’s wife Lonnie at the same time.


On being lifted Muhammad Ali declares:

Brother, you are a great man!
Brother, you are a very strong man!