604-lb lift

She Wanted Me To Do More

by Sri Chinmoy

When I lifted 604 pounds with one arm, my physical mother appeared before me in the inner world, full of compassion, to watch. After the fourth attempt, she wanted me to do more. I said, “I am tired. I am satisfied with this.” — 27 October 1986

Published in My Weightlifting Tears and Smiles, part 2



Sri Chinmoy at the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games in New York.


Photos by Pulak Viscardi


The women’s champion Sulochana Kallai at the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games in New York.