Diary Entry

by Sri Chinmoy
while in residence at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India

13 March

"Yesterday while we were playing volleyball, the ball went out of the court and dropped near you. You stopped it with your left foot with perfect ease. I was amazed to see it. Your position was right wing. You stopped the ball with your left foot and kicked it to us with the same foot. You had such control that you could kick the ball even with your left foot!"

[Nolini-da:] "Ah, you didn't know that my left leg and right leg were perfect rivals. I was always extremely good with both legs. My corner kick was marvellous. It appeared like a rainbow and always dropped the ball near the goal post The ball used to go very high and it created a kind of delightful sensation. Again, when it was necessary, I used to use my left foot for what you call a grass-cutting shot. Sometimes I feel like writing more about my sports life."

I said: "How I wish you would do that! We would all be deeply moved and grateful."

Published in A Service-Flame and a Service-Sun



Sri Chinmoy achieves a 200-lb. lift using only his right arm, at his home gym in Jamaica, New York.


Permission from Coach Hart

An anecdote by Sri Chinmoy


Today I went walking at St. John's University. Coach Hart came up to me to say hello. I asked him, "Are you Coach Hart?"

He said, "Yes, Sri."

Then I said, "Has Agraha spoken to you?"

He replied, "No problem, no problem! You look fine, you look great!"

I am so grateful to Coach Hart. He is the one who has given me written permission to walk on the track at St. John's.

Published in Walking-Challenging-Becoming, part 1