Sri Chinmoy was born in Bengal, India, in what is now Bangladesh. From 1944 to 1964 he lived in a spiritual community in the South of India, where he immersed himself in meditation, sports and the ancient yoga traditions of India. In 1964 Sri Chinmoy followed an inner command to come to the West and share the spiritual wisdom of the East with aspiring seekers in the West. During his time in the West, Sri Chinmoy dedicated himself to promoting global harmony and individual self-transcendence.
Through his many creative and athletic endeavors as well as through his countless humanitarian offerings, Sri Chinmoy left a spiritual legacy that inspires spiritual seekers from all backgrounds. As an author of over 1,500 spiritual books, over 15,000 devotional songs, paintings and drawings in the millions, marathon runner and weight lifter, Sri Chinmoy inspired seekers to search for the Ultimate Truth in their own lives, and encouraging them to manifest their own unique attributes and spiritual qualities.
Through this dynamic and disciplined approach to spirituality, Sri Chinmoy felt that God, or the Supreme, could be discovered here and now in this life, in each individual creation of His.
In one of his talks on spirituality, Sri Chinmoy says: “Spirituality tells the seeker not to live in the hoary past, not to live in the remote future, but to live in the immediacy of today, in the eternal Now. This eternal Now embodies man the aspiring seed and God the all-nourishing Fruit.”