Sri Chinmoy the author

Lift 25

Seated calf raise with knee platform
Sri Chinmoy's entire literary output
1,328 books: 569 lbs.
Apparatus: 62 lbs.
Total: 631 lbs.

Sri Chinmoy calls this lift "Sri Chinmoy the author versus Sri Chinmoy the weightlifter." He first did it in 1986 with his collection of 700 books (477 lbs.).

In 1998, he lifted 1,256 books (594 lbs.). In 1999, by publishing an additional 72 books, Sri Chinmoy has also increased the weight of the lift. Before this lift, Mahasamrat Bill Pearl exclaimed:

"I haven't read 1,300 books in my entire life!"