Questions and answers

The following questions were asked by U. at her birthday party on 30 January 1979.

Question: How can we inspire you?

Sri Chinmoy: You can inspire me by being sincerely, sincerely, sincerely happy. You can inspire me by being soulfully, soulfully, soulfully self-giving. You can inspire me only by smiling, and that smile has to come directly from the heart. When I look at your eyes, I must feel and see that your eyes have become mere instruments of your heart’s message or your heart’s reality.

On the physical plane you can inspire me by doing the things that I like. I like running. I like playing tennis. You run every day; therefore, you inspire me. And you play tennis; therefore, you inspire me. The things that I do, if you can also do in a divine way, according to your own capacity, then without fail you will inspire me to transcend my own capacities.