The uplifting journey
from inner peace to outer strength


“ 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 strength to inspire people.”– Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy trained for four to six hours each day.  He would begin at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning with up to 90 minutes of stretching, followed by repetitions on his custom-made training machines. Then he would move on to heavier dumbbell and plate weight lifts. Every day he tried to transcend a previous achievement.

“Through my weightlifting I wish to tell the outer world that the world of spirit does exist… It proves that the inner spirit, or the mental and psychic power, can be of great assistance to the body when it is brought to the fore. Otherwise my physical body would never be able to lift this kind of weight. It is my prayer-life and meditation-life that, through God’s Grace, are enabling me to do this. I am also trying to show that the inner world has to be a source of inspiration to the outer world. They should not be like opposite poles—North Pole and South Pole. No, they have to be united. The body and the soul must go together.Sri Chinmoy

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