Last modified June 13, 2012
Satyajit and Voirabh offer us a soulful interpretation of Sri Chinmoy’s music and a recitation of some of Sri Chinmoy’s writing on “faith”.
Faith is of paramount importance in the spiritual life. According to Sri Chinmoy, the aspirant must have both faith in God and faith in himself/herself to make the fastest progress.
Here are two excerpts from Sri Chinmoy’s writings:
Question: How important is faith?
Sri Chinmoy: The role of faith is of paramount importance in the seeker’s life. Always he has to feel that he is God’s son, and that he has to realise God consciously. Ultimately it is God who protects, liberates and illumines a seeker. If the seeker has no faith, then he cannot proceed. If he does not have faith, that means he has something else: doubt. Either one has faith or one has doubt. There is no middle ground. Doubt puts real poison into us. A seeker must have faith in God and also in himself. If he loses faith in God or in his search for Truth, then his progress may be slow. But if he loses faith in himself, then he is doomed. By doubting God, by doubting our friends and neighbours, and by doubting ourselves we do not gain anything. If we have faith in ourselves and in God, constantly our life-tree is blossoming. He who has faith feels God’s presence inside himself and inside others. Faith is our constant inner growth. If there is no faith, there is no growth. If there is no growth, how are we going to reach the Highest? So faith is of paramount importance in the spiritual life.
Sri Chinmoy, Canada Aspires, Canada Receives, Canada Achieves Part 2, Agni Press, 1974.
why is it that You always do the right thing,
and I always do the wrong thing?”
“My sweet child, you always do the wrong thing because you have no faith in yourself,
whereas I have all faith in Myself.”
Sri Chinmoy, My Lord’s Secrets Revealed, Agni Press, 1973.
We hope you enjoy Satyajit’s and Voirabh’s performance. It is both excellent music and excellent recitation. Very conducive to meditation.
Artist: Satyajit and Voirabh
Composer: Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 2012
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Tracks uploaded and published: Kamalakanta Nieves and Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding