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Sri Chinmoy wrote over 1,600 published books. In time, this site will contain this considerable body of work in its entirety. Currently, there are 1494 books available.

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Other languages: Czech

Inspiring quotes:

A true meditation
Teaches us how to live
Without any expectation.


- Sri Chinmoy 1
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<p><span>A heart of compassion</span><br /><span>Is the real possessor</span><br /><span>Of happiness.</span></p>
From: Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 28 (2002). View page source »
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Sri Chinmoy's writings - by genre

Talks and university lectures

oslo-chinmoy.jpgSri Chinmoy gave numerous talks at universities around the world, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge, highlighting the central truths of yoga, religion and spirituality for the modern seeker. The book My Ivy League Leaves includes lectures in Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

Answers to questions

talking.jpgOver the years, Sri Chinmoy answered numerous questions on the spiritual life, offering practical guidance through his simple, direct and powerful replies. These questions have been compiled into volumes such as Sri Chinmoy answers and Flame-waves.


my-flute.jpgSince his teens, Sri Chinmoy was a prolific poet - many of his famous early poems are contained in My flute. In later years, his poetry focused on short instructional poems and aphorisms.

During his lifetime,  Sri Chinmoy created three epic collections of poetry:


lifes-bleeding-smiles.jpgSri Chinmoy wrote numerous short stories, which are both illumining and entertaining. These stories include retellings of traditional Indian stories as well as new stories set in a modern context.
Among Sri Chinmoy's story collections: Illumination-experiences on Indian soil, and India and her miracle-feast.


siddhartha-buddha.jpgSri Chinmoy wrote plays about the lives of some of the great Avatars, such as the Buddhathe Christ, Sri Chaitanya and Sri Ramakrishna, revealing the quintessence of their lives and teachings. Sri Chinmoy's insights help illumine the unity of different spiritual traditions around the world.


President-Mandela-with-Sri-Chinmoy-lifting-at-the-Presidential-Mansion-in-Pretoria.jpgSri Chinmoy wrote tributes to world figures he deeply admired. These books include poems and talks about the lofty achievements and illumining personalities of these great individuals, such as President Mikhail Gorbachev, President Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa.

Personal anecdotes

Sri-Chinmoy-running-on-track.jpgWhile Sri Chinmoy did not write an autobiography, he offers many charming insights into his childhood and youth in books of family vignettes. In his later years in America, he shared anecdotes and observations from his daily life in book form such as The world-experience-tree-climber (from his world travels) and Run and become (from his athletic training).

Selected Books and Pages

With over 1,590 published books, Sri Chinmoy was a very prolific author. To gain an insight into his spiritual philosophy and teachings, some books provide a particularly good starting point.

yoga-and-spiritual-life.jpg Yoga and the spiritual life
A collection of essays and talks on the essential aspects of yoga and spirituality. Written in a practical vein, this book offers the newcomer as well as the advanced seeker a deep understanding of the spiritual life.


my-lords-secrets-revealed.jpg My Lord's secrets revealed
This enlightening book consists of a series of brief, revealing glimpses of God the Supreme Father by Sri Chinmoy. These conversations convey the loving intimacy between God and man.


jewels-of-happiness.jpg The Jewels of Happiness
A compilation of some of Sri Chinmoy's classic writings grouped together by different topics, such as peace, power, and patience. Includes both poetry and practical wisdom.


An  collection of 71 different life-transforming talks given by Sri Chinmoy in a period of only 20 days. Each talk is a revelation of some essential spiritual truth, and a contemporary look at the eternal reality.


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Latest updates:

Almost 200 songbooks added

For a long time, we had approximately 1250 of Sri Chinmoy's books on the site, out of over 1600. The shortfall mainly consisted of songbooks - published collections of lyrics and translations of the over 22,000 Bengali and English songs that Sri Chinmoy composed. 194 of these songbooks have now been added.

In some cases, the full content of the songbook is not yet up - we wanted to get the book up there so we could get a better overview of the work remaining.

Added: 16th April, 2014