The uplifting journey
from inner peace to outer strength

Peace

Sri Chinmoy was able to use the inner peace that he received through his meditation as a deep source for tremendous physical strength. He was able to lift weights seemingly beyond comprehension.  Through his weightlifting he hoped to inspire people to dive within and find their own hidden potential. “The reason I have entered into bodybuilding and...

Power

“The physical body receives the capacity from within. Actual capacity is inside us, within us. This capacity comes to the fore when we practise and live a life of discipline.” – Sri Chinmoy Sri Chinmoy held strength demonstrations for friends and experts in 1988, 1989 and then again in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. Many of his friends from the...

Age

When Sri Chinmoy turned 68 years old, he captured the imagination of millions around the world who saw his lifts on television. The standing calf raise was one of the lifts performed by Sri Chinmoy that was featured frequently, as it is a standard machine found in many gyms. Normally stacked with a maximum of 800 lbs of weights, Sri Chinmoy’s custom-made...

Fitness

“ I feel that the physical and the spiritual must go together; they cannot be separated. When we pray and meditate, we get an extra supply of energy, which you can call strength. This strength can be utilised for a good purpose. If I can inspire anybody in this world, then I feel that my life is meaningful. With my weightlifting, I am offering my physical...

Lifting

Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting feats were witnessed by many professional weightlifters and bodybuilders, who remarked on the enormous weights he was able to lift, made even more incredible considering his average build. Bill Pearl, five-time Mr. Universe and voted the Best Built Man of the Twentieth Century, declared: “What Sri Chinmoy has done in his...