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 1259 books available.
Sri Chinmoy's books express his spiritual philosophy and meditative consciousness through a range of literary forms:
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Sri Chinmoy gave numerous talks at universities around the world, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge universities. In these talks, Sri Chinmoy highlights the central truths of all religions and explains the quintessence of yoga and spirituality for the modern seeker. A significant body of talks are included in, Eastern Light for the Western Mind.
Over the years, Sri Chinmoy answered numerous questions concerning elements of the spiritual life. Through his simple, direct and powerful replies, Sri Chinmoy offers practical guidance to the spiritual seeker. Answers are contained in volumes such as Sri Chinmoy Answers and Flame Waves.
Sri Chinmoy was a prolific poet. His early poetry volumes include My Flute and My First Friendship With The Muse. In later years, his poetry focused on short poems and aphorisms, rarely more than a few lines in length, with a mantric quality. Sri Chinmoy wrote three epic poetry collections: Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Twenty Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants and Seventy Seven Thousand Service-Trees, and numerous smaller collections.
Sri 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. Collections of stories can be found in books such as Illumination-Experiences On Indian Soil, India And Her Miracle-Feast, and Is Your Mind Ready To Cry? Is Your Heart Ready To Smile?
Sri Chinmoy wrote plays about the lives of some of the great Avatars - the Buddha, Sri Krishna, The Christ, Sri Chaitanya and Sri Ramakrishna - revealing the quintessence of their lives and teachings. Sri Chinmoy's insights helps illumine the unity of different spiritual traditions.
Sri 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, Albert Einstein and great Indians in Mother India's Lighthouse.
While 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 from his world travels (The World-Experience-Tree-Climber) and his athletic training(Run and Become).
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. For example, 'Yoga and the Spiritual Life', 'The Wings of Joy', 'Meditation, Man Perfection in God Satisfaction', and 'The Jewels of Happiness'.
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