A Restless Morning

by Sri Chinmoy

This morning I tried to go sleep at around 2:00, but I was restless, so I got up. While getting up I bumped into the stronger-than-the-strongest metal bar near the scale in my bedroom. By then it was already 2:30. Sound sleep I didn’t get yesterday even for 10 or 11 minutes. Usually, when I get up I take a 10-minute shower, but this time I took a 20-minute shower to make sure I didn’t fall asleep while exercising.

I did each exercise so many times! First I lifted 10 pounds 50 times, then I lifted 20, 30 and 40 pounds. From 40 pounds I jumped up to 2,000.

Published in My WeightliftingTears and Smiles, part 2


The Best Prediction

by Sri Chinmoy

Last night a few boys were over at my house for Sahishnu’s birthday. Everybody was predicting when I would lift 2,000 pounds. They all said I would do it today. Dhanu and Achyuta were the only ones who didn’t make any predictions.

Some were saying that I would do it at 1:30 in the morning. I told them that I would not try before 4:30 because I was so tired and exhausted, but still they thought I would try right away.

Some predicted times that were only 10 minutes after Unmilan and others finished building the new power rack.

Sahishnu’s prediction was the closest. He said I would lift 2,000 pounds at 7:37 a.m.

This morning at 4:30, I started doing my usual endless weightlifting exercises. Then, at around a quarter to seven, I started attempting to lift 2,039. It was over 500 pounds heavier than my previous best lift, 3 days ago. My fifth attempt was my best performance. After my fifth attempt, I looked at the time and saw it was 7:40. So Sahishnu’s prediction was the best.

Ketan was the farthest away. He said I would do it at 9:00.

Published in My WeightliftingTears and Smiles, part 2


My Prayer

by Sri Chinmoy

I always give a very nice prayer before I lift, either silently or out loud. Today in my mind I was praying that either in the near or distant future I would lift the 2,000 pounds. But the phrase “in the near or distant future” was not coming out. I could not add that phrase to my prayer because God knew that it wouldn’t be in the near or distant future but in the immediate future.

Published in My WeightliftingTears and Smiles, part 2


Sri Chinmoy achieves a 2,039-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, Queens, New York.


Video by kedarvideo


Sri Chinmoy lifts twice his own body weight of 145 lbs. with a standing two-arm lift at a public function, called  ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart: The Body’s Fitness-Gong and The Soul’s Fulness-Song’ held at York College in Jamaica, Queens, New York.