Songs honouring the great spiritual Masters, by Sri Chinmoy

Last modified October 23, 2018

Sri Chinmoy had the highest regard for the great spiritual Masters, and frequently honoured them in his writings and in his songs. In this selection of tracks, Sri Chinmoy sings some of the songs he composed about some of these great spiritual masters.

Sri Chinmoy always asked his disciples to have the highest regard for other spiritual Masters:

The disciples of one Master may not appreciate another Master, but I do not want my disciples to be like that. You should have the deepest appreciation and admiration for other spiritual Masters if they are of the highest rank, like Sri Krishna, the Lord Buddha, the Saviour Christ, Sri Chaitanya, Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo and Ramana Maharshi. Of course, when I say Sri Aurobindo, the Mother is included; and when I say Sri Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi is included. These are real, real Masters. Swami Vivekananda is also included. Although he is not of their calibre, he is a real spiritual giant.

If you have most sincere appreciation, admiration and even adoration for these genuine spiritual Masters, I will not mind — on the contrary!

The spiritual figures honoured in these songs:

  • 1. Lord Rama (Sri Ramachandra)
  • 2 Lord Krishna (Krishna…Avatar)
  • 3,4 Lord Buddha (Pranami Buddha, Eso Nayan Eso Hriday – the word tathagata in this song is another name for the Buddha)
  • 5,6 The Saviour Christ (Jishu Avatar, Jishu Jishu Nam)
  • 7,8 Sri Chaitanya (Sachimata Dake – about Sri Chaitanya’s mother calling after him after he had left for monastic life – and Sri Chaitanya)
  • 9 Sri Ramakrishna (and no. 10 songs about his foremost disciple Swami Vivekananda)
  • 11,12 Sri Aurobindo

Question: I have read in the Bible that if one does not accept the teachings of Jesus Christ, his soul is damned forever to hell. Is this true?

Sri Chinmoy: My simple answer to this question is that it is up to you whether you believe or do not believe. If you believe that you must have faith only in the Christ’s teachings, then you must pray to the Christ-Consciousness to illumine you. However, if you do not believe this, then you have a perfect right to do what you feel is best. It is your inner being that will tell you whether to believe or not to believe. But if you accept the theory that you are damned to hell if you do not have absolute faith in Christ, then naturally you have to pray to the Christ-Consciousness to illumine and perfect you. I personally say that the Consciousness of the Christ, the Buddha, Sri Krishna, Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo and other great Masters is all the same Consciousness known under different names. But it is up to you to decide what to believe.


Question: Can a Master guide new disciples after he has left this earth?

Sri Chinmoy: Certainly, it is possible. Look at the Christ, for example. Great Masters such as the Christ, Krishna, the Buddha, Ramakrishna and others can and do guide their followers: they have a free access to the earth-consciousness no matter where they are. But ordinary spiritual Masters — there are so many teachers, swamis and so on — cannot do it. There are some who cannot even guide their disciples when they are on earth. They have millions of disciples and they do not even have the power to guide them even when they are right in front of their noses. So how can they hope to guide them when they are in Heaven?

Also, it depends on the disciple. If it is a real first-class disciple who is always thinking of the Master, and meditating on the Master, then it is much easier for the Master to guide that disciple. But if it is a fourth-class disciple, who is all the time occupied with worldly thoughts and ideas, then how can the Master make him conscious of his guidance? So it depends upon the calibre of the Master, and the receptivity of the disciple.


 

Sri Chinmoy’s writings in this article are taken from the books My golden children, Sri Chinmoy speaks, part 5 and God, Avatars and yogis

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