Anahata Nada, Vol. 1, No. 1 – January 1, 1974.


The writing of 1,000 poems was Sri Chinmoy’s avowed goal for 1973 and he applied himself to the task with all his yogic determination and concentration. On some days he was able to write 50 or 100. By September his 1,000 poem work, The Dance of Life was complete.

But even then Sri Chinmoy was not content to rest. He felt that he could write still another 1,000 poem work before the end of the year and immediately he started on the new work, to be called The Wings of Light. Entering into the spiritual stream of creativity, the Master again began to produce poem after poem, each one a model of beauty and depth.

On November 16 Sri Chinmoy broke all his previous records when he wrote 150 poems in a single day.

By the end of 1973 both twenty-volume sets of The Dance of Life and The Wings of Light were completed. Two thousand poems in one year! An achievement not done before, and one not likely to be repeated by anyone else.

Note: Anahata Nada was the longest-running newsletter of the Sri Chinmoy Centre. It was first published on January 1, 1974, and chronicled Sri Chinmoy’s life and activities for over three decades until 2007.