Weightlifting Prayer

by Sri Chinmoy

 

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Voices I hear, inner and outer,
That lead me nowhere.
Yours is the only Voice,
My Lord Supreme,
That is carrying me
To Your Golden Shore.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

 

Sri Chinmoy offers the following prayer at 7:10 a.m. before lifting 300 lbs. with each arm four times separately after only 25 days of practice at his home in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The prayer was later published in My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 1.

 

Photos by Pulak Viscardi

 

Later the same morning, Sri Chinmoy lifts different groups of people including bodybuilders with left leg only (2568 lbs.) and Paree’s group of singers (1,269 lbs.) at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, Queens, New York.