Interview with Dr. James Carse – ‘The Way to Go’ (1984)

Last modified November 27, 2016

In this tv interview Sri Chinmoy answers questions about meditation, spirituality and the difference between inspiration and aspiration. He is also invited to read the poem “The Absolute“; to open and close the interview, Sri Chinmoy performs on the flute.

The half-hour interview was conducted with Dr. James P. Carse, professor and Chairman of the Religion Department at New York University on WCBSTV’s as part of “The Way to Go” program. It was initially aired on February 26 1984.

Quotes from interview

“When my inner cry becomes more soulful my life becomes more fruitful. This is what I get from my heart’s cry.”

Question: How do you teach your students to meditate?
“The basic rule is very simple. I ask them to make their minds calm and quiet so that divine thought, the divine will can operate inside them most freely.”

Dr. James Carse previously invited Sri Chinmoy to give a series of lectures on Kundalini Yoga on consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning 14 February 1973 at New York University. These talks have been published in the book: Kundalini Yoga: the Mother-Power.


Sri Chinmoy plays flute at the studio.


Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: Interview with Dr. James Carse – ‘The Way to Go
Release year: 1984
Duration: 0:26:11
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy, Dr. James Carse
Tracks uploaded: Ashish Zubaty | Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding
Photos Copyright by Bhashwar

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