This compilation from the 1970s, includes Sri Chinmoy’s prayerful recitations interwoven with a meditative background of esraj, cello, echo flute and also Bengali songs (sung with harpsichord and tote-a-tune). The mixture of recordings, were originally published on a tape in 1975, in San Francisco.

Recitations by the author are taken from books Immortality’s Dance and Eternity’s Silence-Heart both published in 1974.

1. YOUR LIFE
Yesterday
Your life was your
Incessant expectation.
Today
Your life is your
Incessant frustration.
Tomorrow
Your life shall be God’s
Incessant Compassion.

– Sri Chinmoy

2. FOUR FACES OF GOD
Justice-God
Watches.
Kindness-God
Blesses.
Compassion-God
Embraces.
Oneness-God
Loves.

– Sri Chinmoy

3. MY WILL
My will to survive
Feeds the weak man in me.
My will to thrive
Feeds the strong man in me.
My will to strive
Feeds the divine man in me.

– Sri Chinmoy

4. MY GOD
My God in Heaven
Watches me.
My God on earth
Perfects me.
My God in my love-surrender-life
Immortalises me.

– Sri Chinmoy

5. EMBRACE, ASCEND AND CLAIM
Embrace the grass
Of humility.
Ascend the hill
Of divinity.
Claim the sun
Of immortality.

– Sri Chinmoy

6. FOUR LIVES
My society-life
Is proud but empty.
My solitude-life
Is sweet but empty.
My service-life
Is beautiful but empty.
My gratitude-life
Is not only soulful but also fruitful.

– Sri Chinmoy

7. DESIRE-LIFE, DESTRUCTION-LIFE
A desire-life is too young
To know what true life is.
A frustration-life is too ignorant
To know what true compassion is.
A destruction-life is too wild
To know what God-perfection is.

– Sri Chinmoy

8. THE ROBBERS
Who has robbed my soul?
Ignorance-thief.
Who has robbed my heart?
Darkness-thief.
Who has robbed my life?
Desire-thief.

– Sri Chinmoy

9.DIVINE CONQUERORS
To love is to conquer
Without danger.
To serve is to conquer
Without pride.
To surrender is to conquer
Without error.

– Sri Chinmoy

10. A COMMON ERROR
Temptation is a common error
In the life of a human being.
Suspicion is a common error
In the life of a human mind.
Fear is a common error
In the life of a human heart.
Indifference is a common error
In the life of a human soul.

– Sri Chinmoy

 

Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: Meditation with Sri Chinmoy
Composer: Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 1975 (CS)
Duration: 0:59:39
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Tracks uploaded: Ashish Zubaty | Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding