Short Poems by Sri Chinmoy

Selected poems and quotes by Sri Chinmoy.



World peace can be achieved
When, in each person,
The power of love
Replaces the love of power.

- Sri Chinmoy [1]



Love is not a thing to understand.
Love is not a thing to feel.
Love is not a thing to give and receive.
Love is a thing only to become
And eternally be.

- Sri Chinmoy [2]




If you have inner peace,
nobody can force you to be
a slave to the outer reality.

- Sri Chinmoy [3]



As long as your heart remains
An ever-mounting aspiration-flame,
It makes no difference
What your weaknesses are.

- Sri Chinmoy [4]



I did not come into the world
To prove anything.
I came into the world
To love everyone
And everything.

- Sri Chinmoy [5]



I meditate
So that I can inundate
My entire being
With the omnipotent
Power of peace.

- Sri Chinmoy [6]




May each moment
Of my life
Be the sweetness-fragrance
Of my heart-rose

- Sri Chinmoy



Only by our positive thinking,
By our bringing the positive qualities
Of others to the fore,
Will this world be able
To make progress.

Sri Chinmoy [8]



"Silence is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible."

Sri Chinmoy [9]


In the outer life
Simplicity is beautiful.
In the inner life
Simplicity is invincible.

- Sri Chinmoy [10]




The sun shines for everybody.
Some people take advantage
Of it and some people do not.

- Sri Chinmoy [11]



Try not to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
Changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy [12]



Unhorizoned is our inner peace;
Like the boundless sky,
It encompasses all.

- Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy [13]


Your heart must become
A sea of love.
Your mind must become
A river of detachment.

Sri Chinmoy [14]



Months passed by
and the sage was only praying to God
for Peace, Light and Bliss

- Sri Chinmoy



There is only one way
To be successful in life:
Always look
On the bright, brighter, brightest
Side of life.

Sri Chinmoy [15]




Do not allow any thought
To disturb your inner poise.

Sri Chinmoy [16]



I must silence my mind
At every moment
To feel the blessingful Presence
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.

Sri Chinmoy [17]


  • Selected Poems from Ten Thousand Flower Flames
  • Footnotes

    [1] Sri Chinmoy, 1970, Meditations: Food For The Soul, Agni Press

    [2] Sri Chinmoy, When God-Love Descends, Agni Press, 1975.

    [3] Sri Chinmoy, Peace, Agni Press, 1995.

    [4] Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 17, Agni Press, 1981.

    [5] Sri Chinmoy, My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 33, Agni Press, 2005.

    [6] Sri Chinmoy, I Meditate So That, Agni Press, 1982.

    [8] Sri Chinmoy,Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 15, Agni Press, 1999.

    [9] Sri Chinmoy. Philosopher-Thinkers: The Power-Towers Of The Mind And Poet-Seers: The Fragrance-Hours Of The Heart In The West, Agni Press, 1998.

    [10]Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 133, Agni Press, 1990.


    [12] Sri Chinmoy, Meditations: Food For The Soul, Agni Press, 1970.

    [13] Sri Chinmoy, Yoga And The Spiritual Life. The Journey of India's Soul., Agni Press, 1971.

    [14] Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 78, Agni Press, 1983.

    [15] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 39, Agni Press, 2004.

    [16] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 33, Agni Press, 2003.

    [17] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 39, Agni Press, 2004.