This recording features two CD’s, originally published in 2008, which include Sri Chinmoy, singing and playing his own compositions at Alumni Hall, Brown University in 1989. The recordings include performances on the grand piano, pipe organ, the esraj, and four peace aphorisms.
UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES
As part of the Silver Jubilee marking his 25th anniversary in America, Sri Chinmoy gave a series of lectures and peace concerts at 25 major universities around the world. The series began on February 9th at Columbia University and continued with programmes held at Harvard on February 17th, at Yale on February 26th, at Brown on March 5th, at Cornell on March 16 and at Princeton on March 27. In April he published a book of poetry with the name My Silver Jubilee Heart-Whispers as the 753rd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.
As a part of this Peace Concert Sri Chinmoy gave short talk on Meditation:
Meditation is God-discovery. Meditation is self-mastery. Meditation is man’s Eternity’s progress-light in God. Meditation is God’s Infinity’s Satisfaction-Delight in man.
Meditation is for the truth-seeker. Meditation is for the God-lover. God’s transcendental Vision-Eye blesses man the truth-seeker. God’s universal Oneness-Heart embraces man the God-lover.
Yesterday’s meditation-message: “Realise God.” Today’s meditation-message: Realise God, plus manifest God.” Tomorrow’s meditation-message: “Realise God, manifest God and, finally, become another God.”
My mind’s good meditation is the bankruptcy of my self-doubt and God-doubt. My heart’s better meditation is my vastness-fulfilment and my oneness-perfection. My soul’s best meditation is my life’s God-manifestation here on earth.
Before I meditate, I compel my reasoning mind to disappear. Before I meditate, I beg my loving God to appear.
After I meditate, I soulfully offer myself a new name: gratitude. After I meditate, God, out of His infinite Bounty, blesses me with a new and fruitful name: satisfaction.
Each time I meditate on God, He teaches me a new life-surrender-song. Each time God meditates on me, I offer Him a new gratitude-heart-song.
Earth meditates for man’s transformation. Heaven meditates for God’s Satisfaction. I meditate for my nature’s complete perfection. God meditates for the universal manifestation of His own Transcendental Consciousness and Transcendental Vision here on earth.
– Sri Chinmoy
Providence, Rhode Island
5 March 1989
Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: Brown University 1989
Release year: 2008 (2CD)
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Page Created: Ashish Zubaty / Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding