Question: Is it true that some people in India can walk on fire?

Sri Chinmoy: Yes, it is absolutely true. I have twice had the good fortune to witness such a performance.

Question: Were you not afraid or astonished?

Sri Chinmoy: I was not afraid because fortunately I was not one of the performers. And I was not astonished because I was aware of the power of faith. They had a tremendous faith in Govinda (Lord Krishna). Chanting the name of Govinda in intense consecration, they walked unscathed over the fire.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 1, No. 7, 27 February 1966, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y, 1966