Exercising to My Indian Tapes

A short anecdote by Sri Chinmoy


When I take exercise in my main room, I put the tape recorder in another room so that I do not become totally absorbed in the music. Usually I take exercise for about 40 minutes. Every day I take a new tape and listen to it. I specially like the tapes of some famous Bengali singers singing songs by Rabindranath Tagore. Indian tapes are so unique! Sometimes there is talking during the singing, sometimes they cough. Everything is there, and then they sell these tapes!

Published in My Weightlifting Tears and Smiles, part 3


Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, the third of 39 Peace Concerts dedicated to Swami Vivekananda’s 39 years on earth, in David A. Stein Junior High School, Bronx, New York.


Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert dedication:

Today's Peace Concert I am devotedly dedicating to the indomitable lion-hearted soul, Swami Vivekananda, who challenged the pride of ignorance-night for the manifestation of divine Light here on earth.

Published in Vivekananda: Divinity's Soul-Rainbow and Humanity’s Heart-Blossom


Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, performing on 50 instruments from various nations around the world, for the United Nation’s 50th Anniversary, at the UN General Assembly Lobby in New York.


Peace Concert Dedication

by Sri Chinmoy
at the UN General Assembly Lobby in New York


Prayerfully and soulfully I am offering today's Peace Concert to the world-illumining soul of the United Nations.

Sri Chinmoy offering his Peace Concert dedication...


Excerpt from a special message sent on 23 May 1995 by His Excellency Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and 1990 Nobel Peace Laureate:

It is not by chance that the United Nations has been giving increasing attention in its activities to the spiritual improvement of the human being, and Sri Chinmoy plays an enormous role in that noble work.

I wish to express the hope that the music you are going to hear today will strengthen your confidence that life and the world in which we are living are still beautiful, and that we are duty-bound to do all we can to make them even better.

Excerpt from welcoming remarks given at the Peace Concert by His Excellency Mr. Karel Kovanda, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations:

In this hectic life that we are all living here, and for some of us even more hectic than for others — those of us who have little babies and those of us who serve on the Security Council — Sri Chinmoy manages to bring a little slowness into life, manages to help us appreciate the minutes rather than just the days, and for this we are very grateful.

Excerpt from a statement on the occasion of the Peace Concert at the United Nations by His Excellency Dr. Jorge E. Illueca, Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations:

Sri Chinmoy has been a cherished friend for almost twenty years. During this time I have been privileged to participate in a number of activities of the Peace Meditation at the United Nations, and I have observed with growing satisfaction the growing impact of his message of universal harmony and understanding…. Sri Chinmoy has a pure vision of what the United Nations means inwardly and what it can become outwardly. The efforts of the United Nations for peace, justice and development need a solid spiritual foundation, and Sri Chinmoy has been working tirelessly for twenty-five years to strengthen that foundation.

Published in My Prayerful Salutations to the United Nations