About the Author


Sri Chinmoy is a fully realised spiritual Master dedicated to inspiring and serving those seeking a deeper meaning in life. Through his teaching of meditation, his music, art and writings, his athletics and his own life of dedicated service to humanity, he tries to offer ways of finding inner peace, joy and fulfillment accessible to all.

Sri Chinmoy sees aspiration­—the heart’s ceaseless yearning for ever higher and deeper realities—as the spiritual force behind all great advances in human life. By living in the heart and aspiring for continual self-transcendence, he feels we can all bring forward the best in ourselves and find our path to true satisfaction.

Sri Chinmoy was born in the small village of Shakpura, East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1931. At the age of twelve he entered the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community in South India, where he spent the next 20 years in spiritual practice—including long hours of practising athletics and writing poetry, essays and spiritual songs. 

In his early teens, Sri Chinmoy had many profound inner experiences, and in subsequent years he achieved very advanced states of meditation. In 1964, he moved to New York City to share his inner wealth with sincere seekers in the West. 

Today, Sri Chinmoy serves as spiritual guide to students in some 60 countries around the world, encouraging a balanced lifestyle that incorporates the inner disciplines of prayer and meditation with the dynamism of contemporary life. He regularly travels throughout the world to offer free concerts, lectures and public meditations, to spend time with his students, and to meet and discuss spirituality with world and community leaders.

For more information visit srichinmoy.org

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About Heart-Light

Heart-Light Books & Music is pleased to offer this widest ever selection of the writings and music of Sri Chinmoy. In this website, produced jointly with Aum Publications, you will find books of poetry and prose covering the full range of spiritual experience by one who has experienced it all. You can also enjoy Sri Chinmoy’s meditative musical performances on instruments from every corner of the globe on cassette, CD and DVD.

In addition to many new titles, you will now also find a selection of books available in Spanish. Each written word, every musical note is offered consciously by Sri Chinmoy to bring abiding joy and peace of mind into our lives. It is our sincere hope that these offerings will bring you happiness, peace and a renewed zest for life.