My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 1

30 September 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I do not know what I am doing,
But I do know that You know
What You are doing
In and through me
For Your own Manifestation-Light
Here on earth
And for Your own Satisfaction-Delight
There in Heaven.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 September 1998, 4:53 a.m. Before lifting 127 lbs with each arm once.

1 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
When I cry for You,
The Beauty of Your Eye
Embraces my heart.
When I smile at You,
The Fragrance of Your Heart
Pilots my life-boat
To Your own Golden Shore
Of the ever-transcending Beyond.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 October 1998, 2:33 a.m. Before lifting 83 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

1 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My prayer to God tells me
How far away my mind is
From God.
My meditation on God tells me
How close my heart is
To God.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 October 1998, 8:40 a.m. Before lifting 140 lbs with each arm twice.

2 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May my self-giving
Remain ever-increasing
To see Your creation smiling
And Your Heartbeats dancing.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 October 1998, 3:02 a.m. Before lifting 150 lbs with each arm once.

2 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Your Compassion-Eye
Spoke a Nectar-Word
To my aspiration-heart
And changed my life entirely.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 October 1998, 7:08 p.m. Before lifting 160 lbs with each arm twice.

3 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May I prayerfully breathe in Love
From Your Heart
And soulfully breathe out peace
To all my brothers and sisters
Of the world.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 October 1998, 4:27 a.m. Before lifting 93 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

5 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
O God-faith-heart-telescope,
I love you, I love you, I love you.
O God-doubt-mind-microscope,
I detest you, I detest you, I detest you.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 October 1998, 1:31 a.m. Before lifting 180 lbs with each arm three times.

5 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
O greatness-mind,
You are a part-time God-worshipper.
O goodness-heart,
You are a full-time God-worshipper,
God-lover, God-server
And God-fulfiller
Here on earth and there in Heaven.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 October 1998, 1:42 a.m. Before lifting 100 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

5 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My mind tells God that it wants to be
A great leader of mankind.
God says to my mind,
“My son, wait, wait.
When the time arrives,
I shall inform you.”

My heart tells God that it wishes to be
A humble server of mankind.
God says to my heart,
“My child, My child, come!
Come and sit with Me
On My Golden Throne;
Embrace Me, embrace Me,
I am all yours.
I have so many things, My child,
For you to do for Me.
You may begin here and now.”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 October 1998, 1:50 a.m. Before lifting 131 lbs fifty times. (25 right, 25 left)

6 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May my heart love You
Exactly the way my soul loves You.
May my life need You
Exactly the way my heart needs You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

6 October 1998, 7:00 a.m. Before lifting 190 lbs with each arm once.

6 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May my past life
Not remain in me as a thorn.
May my present life
Be the beauty of my heart.
May my future life
Be the fragrance of my soul.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

6 October 1998, 7:10 a.m. Before lifting 110 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

6 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Do stop my mind’s
Wild interruptions
When You and I enjoy
Our heart-to-heart
Power-conversations.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

6 October 1998, 7:20 a.m. Before lifting 137 lbs fifty times. (25 right, 25 left)

6 October 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My dear Supreme, My Lord Supreme,
My Beloved Supreme,
My Absolute Lord Beloved Supreme,
To You I bow,
To You I bow,
To You I bow,
To You I bow.
My prayer
Is my God-search.
My meditation
Is my God-discovery.
My prayer
Is my God-love-infancy-cry.
My meditation
Is my God-oneness-intimacy-smile.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

6 October 1998, 8:27 p.m. Before lifting 200 lbs nine times. (5 right, 4 left)

10 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Do transform my heart, my mind,
My vital and my body
In the Compassion-Flames
Of Your Love-Sun.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

10 October 1998, 3:57 a.m. Before lifting 210 lbs with left arm eight times.

10 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
O humanity’s mind,
Love God, love God, love God.
If you love God,
You will never run the risk
Of entering into the darkness-abyss.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

10 October 1998, 4:07 a.m. Before unsuccessfully attempting to lift 120 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

10 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Out of Your infinite Bounty,
You have freed my soul
From all weaknesses.
Can You not do the same
For my heart, mind, vital and body?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

10 October 1998, 4:17 a.m. Before lifting 120 lbs fifty times with left arm only.

15 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Many, many difficulties I have
In every aspect of my life.
That does not mean
That I shall doubt You
Or I shall doubt myself.
No, I shall just take shelter
Under Your Protection-Canopy,
And with the help
Of Your Compassion-flooded Eye,
I shall conquer all my difficulties
Within and without.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 October 1998, 3:27 a.m. Before lifting 220 lbs with each arm five times.

15 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
You are far beyond my clasp,
Yet You have chosen
To be within my easy clasp.

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I do not dare to claim You,
Yet You have chosen me to claim You
As my own, very own.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 October 1998, 3:40 a.m. Before unsuccessfully attempting to lift 120 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

15 October 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
There is only one real failure in my life,
And that failure is
When I do not come to You
Lovingly, cheerfully and self-givingly.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 October 1998, 3:53 a.m. Before lifting 120 lbs fifty times. (25 right, 25 left)

16 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May the doubting mind of the world
Accept the all-illumining Light
Of the world’s Inner Pilot,
And that Inner Pilot is You
And You
And nobody else.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 October 1998, 8:18 a.m. Before lifting 230 lbs with each arm four times.

18 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Every morning You stand before me
With Your infinite Compassion-Light.
Alas, alas, I do not know how
To receive Your Light.
Please, my Lord,
Since You take the trouble
Of coming to me every morning
With Your infinite Light,
Will You not teach me how to receive
Even an iota of Your Light
To transform my nature
And fulfil You inside my life?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 October 1998, 10:40 a.m. Before lifting 240 lbs with each arm four times.

18 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My Beloved Supreme,
Only when Your unconditional Grace
Descends,
My heart, my life
And everything that I have and am
Can ascend.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 October 1998, 10:50 a.m. Before unsuccessfully attempting to lift 120 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

18 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My happiness is the creation
Of Your Feet.
My happiness is the inspiration
Of Your Eye.
My happiness is the manifestation
Of Your Life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

[After completing the lifts:]

My Lord, I have made a new record. Your unconditional Grace has enabled me to make a new record in my bodyweight lift.

18 October 1998, 10:55 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times (50 right, 50 left in 2 sets) for a new record of 2 mins 45.07 secs.

20 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
The closer my heart and I come to You,
The harder my mind and vital strike You.
Why? Why? Why?
Why do You not stop my mind and vital
From this wild insolence-behaviour?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 October 1998, 4:01 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs with each arm four times.

20 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
You are telling me that it is Your task
To hide my mind’s ignorance-night,
And it is my task to bring to the fore
My heart’s wisdom-light.
My Supreme, I am all gratitude to You,
All gratitude to You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 October 1998, 4:17 a.m. Before unsuccessfully attempting to lift 120 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

20 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My soul has placed its victory-crown
At Your Lotus-Feet
Lovingly, prayerfully and self-givingly.
May my heart, mind, vital and body
Do exactly the same.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

[After completing the lift:]

My Supreme, at long last I have done it, with Your boundless Grace. It is not my capacity, it is Your Compassion that has enabled me to lift up 120 pounds. It is Your Compassion, Your Compassion, Your Compassion and not my capacity.

20 October 1998, 11:25 p.m. Before successfully lifting 120 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

21 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Do give me what You have:
Your Infinity’s Compassion-Power,
And do receive from me what I am:
My mortality’s surrender-strength.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 October 1998, 8:02 p.m. Before lifting 250 lbs with each arm four times.

21 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Please do not allow me to pray to You
For the removal of my sufferings.
Please allow me to pray to You
Only to conquer all my sufferings.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 October 1998, 8:11 p.m. Before lifting 125 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

23 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May this be my last prayerful promise:
I shall never, never, never
Lose faith in You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 October 1998, 5:15 a.m. Before lifting 270 lbs with each arm four times.

23 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
The world cannot see You,
But You can see the world.
May this Blessing
Be enough for the world.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 October 1998, 5:23 a.m. Before lifting 130 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

23 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
We do not realise
That in order to be perfect
In our outer life,
We must be perfect
In our inner heart first.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 October 1998, 5:29 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times (50 right, 50 left) for a new record of 2 mins 40 secs.

24 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Voices I hear, inner and outer,
That lead me nowhere.
Yours is the only Voice,
My Lord Supreme,
That is carrying me
To Your Golden Shore.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 October 1998, 7:10 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

24 October 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Please tell me when I am going to learn
That I am nothing,
I can do nothing.
Everything is done in and through me
By You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 October 1998, 7:19 a.m. Before lifting 130 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

24 October 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Although the world does not love me,
The world does not need me,
My Supreme,
I want to love the world,
I want to need the world.
If I can love the world
And if I can need the world,
Then I shall be able to blossom
In my heart-garden
With the purity of a lotus
And the beauty of a rose.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 October 1998, 7:28 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

24 October 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
No dream of mine will ever be lost,
For I know that Your choice Hour
Will fulfil all my soulful dreams.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 October 1998, 11:37 p.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

24 October 1998 (V)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
O pleasures and pains,
You are not of me.
Therefore, how do you dare
To claim me as your own,
Very own?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 October 1998, 11:45 p.m. Before lifting 130 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

27 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My prayer waits for Your Arrival.
My meditation opens my life-door
For You.
My contemplation begs You to occupy
My heart-seat.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 October 1998, 7:26 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

28 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
No more ingratitude in my thoughts.
No more ingratitude in my words.
No more ingratitude in my actions.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 October 1998, 2:11 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

30 October 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am fulfilling three supreme Commands
Of Yours:
I am loving my prayer-life.
I am loving my temple-heart.
I am loving my shrine-breath.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 October 1998, 6:24 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

1 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Marathon I run, marathon I run,
Marathon —
To be the smile of Your Infinity’s Dawn.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 November 1998, 6:20 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times. (The morning of the New York City Marathon.)

2 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May Your Light dispel my mind’s
Darkness number one: ignorance.
May Your Oneness dispel my life’s
Weakness number one: ingratitude.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 November 1998, 6:19 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm five times.

3 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Where is my ultimate victory?
My victory is inside
My heart’s God-gratitude-tears;
My victory is inside
My life’s God-surrender-smiles.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 November 1998, 5:02 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

4 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Every day I pray to You
Only for one thing:
May today be the last day
Of my desire-life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 November 1998, 4:02 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

6 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My Lord Beloved Supreme,
Do break me into millions of pieces
Before, long before,
My ego plans to break me.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

6 November 1998, 4:23 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

7 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May my life-boat ply
Between my singleness-mind
And
My oneness-heart
Every day.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

7 November 1998, 4:03 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

8 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My heart’s inner conviction-power
Is my life’s outer manifestation-delight.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

8 November 1998, 5:37 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

9 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
The material poverty of the human life
Pitifully cries.
The spiritual poverty of the human heart
Profusely bleeds.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 November 1998, 4:24 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

9 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
How can a true peace-dreamer
Be a stranger to me?
No, he is my friend,
He is my brother,
He is my oneness-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 November 1998, 4:32 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm two times.

9 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am extremely, extremely, extremely
Grateful to You,
For You have chosen my heart
To be Your keynote speaker
All the time,
And not my confusing
And confused mind —
Never!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 November 1998, 4:40 a.m. Before lifting 140 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

9 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My mind teaches me
How to forget You easily.
My heart teaches me
How to get You immediately.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 November 1998, 4:48 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

15 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God, when I call You
My Lord Supreme,
I happily run faster than the fastest.
God, when I call You
My Lord Beloved Supreme,
I proudly fly higher than the highest.
God, when I call You
My Lord Beloved Absolute Supreme,
I self-givingly dive
Deeper than the deepest.
God, when I just call You
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
We immediately claim each other
For Eternity
In the heart of Your Infinity’s Home.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 1:58 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

15 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My heart-door is wide open.
Please do not stay outside like a dream,
But do come in and become a reality
In my life-breath.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 2:09 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

15 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My mind did not help me at all
To realise You.
My heart helped me in every way
To realise You.
And now my heart is the only one
That is helping me
And will forever help me
To manifest You completely
Here on earth.
Therefore, I have found my true friend
In my heart,
And my heart has found a true friend
In my life.
And my heart, my life and I
Know that there is only one Friend
To please,
And that Friend is You, my Lord —
You, with Your Compassion-Eye,
You, with Your Forgiveness-Heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 2:18 a.m. Before lifting 140 lbs with each arm simultaneously two times.

15 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am not perfectly happy
When I love You.
I am not perfectly happy
When I serve You.
I am not perfectly happy
When I make my complete surrender
To Your Will.
I am completely happy
Only when I sleeplessly
And breathlessly claim You
As my own, very own.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 2:25 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

15 November 1998 (V)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My mind wants to enjoy
Itself only.
My heart wants to enjoy
Only You —
Your Compassion-Eye,
Your Forgiveness-Feet
And
Your Satisfaction-Heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 6:28 p.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

15 November 1998 (VI)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am asking You to bless me
With satisfaction.
You are telling me that right now
What I need from You
Is instruction,
And not satisfaction.
Satisfaction will come in its own way
At the right time.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 6:37 p.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

15 November 1998 (VII)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am so grateful to You for allowing me
To watch the hide-and-seek game
That is being played by my purity-mind
And my sweetness-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 November 1998, 6:43 p.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

16 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
According to my mind,
My perfection is suspicion.
According to my heart,
My perfection is hesitation.
According to my soul,
My perfection is satisfaction.
According to me,
My perfection is Compassion —
Your Compassion,
Your unreserved Compassion,
Your unconditional Compassion.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 November 1998, 6:52 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

16 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
You are asking me to tell
The whole world
That the aspiration-barrenness-sickness
Is definitely curable, curable, curable.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 November 1998, 7:02 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

16 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May my mind always remain
Wide awake, anxious and eager
To run towards You
To make You happy.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 November 1998, 7:06 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

16 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
When I touched the God-realisation
Finish line,
You said to me, “My child,
I am extremely happy with you;
I am extremely proud of you.
But if you want Me to be
Infinitely more pleased with you
And infinitely more proud of you,
Then you must continue running
And reach the God-manifestation
Finish line.”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 November 1998, 7:11 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

17 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I know, I know, I know,
No volcano-mind-determination,
No success-life-glory.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 November 1998, 6:06 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

17 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I know, I know, I know,
No mountain-heart-aspiration,
No progress-life-happiness.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 November 1998, 6:14 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

17 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Alas, why do we allow our body’s fear
And our mind’s doubt
To weaken our heart’s faith in You?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 November 1998, 6:19 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

17 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
What is the meaning of disobedience?
“My child, My child,
Disobedience means an unavoidable
Disaster-life.”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 November 1998, 6:24 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

18 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am happy
When You guide my heart.
I am more happy
When You govern my mind.
I am infinitely more happy
When You enslave my life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 November 1998, 6:33 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

18 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I do not learn my age
From the earthly calendar.
I learn my age
From my life-surrender to the Will
Of Your Compassion-Eye.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 November 1998, 6:40 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

18 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I do not need and I do not want
An exciting mind and an exciting vital.
My Supreme, I need from You
Only an inspiring mind
And an energising vital.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 November 1998, 6:48 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

18 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
An ocean-vast fact-knowledge
Cannot properly guide my life,
But an iota of wisdom-delight
Can guide my life properly,
And it is doing so.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 November 1998, 6:54 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

21 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Please, please promise to me
That You will never allow
My aspiration-lotus-heart
To wither.
“Never, My child, never!
Your aspiration-lotus-heart
Shall blossom and blossom and blossom.”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 November 1998, 4:45 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm four times.

21 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My Heaven
Is inside Your Compassion-Eye.
My Heaven’s Heaven
Is at Your Forgiveness-Feet.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 November 1998, 4:52 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

21 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Everything else can be separated,
But two things can never, never
Be separated:
Your Compassion-Eye
And
Your Forgiveness-Heart.
These two abide eternally together.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 November 1998, 4:57 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

21 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
May my heart aspire
To Your complete Satisfaction.
May my life serve
To Your complete Satisfaction.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 November 1998, 5:03 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times (50 right, 50 left) for a new record of 2 mins 13 secs.

22 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I know, I know, I know,
Far above
All human punishment-laws
Is Your Forgiveness-Heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 November 1998, 5:21 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm twelve times. (in three sets)

22 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
For me, the only way of living
Is my prayerful, soulful
And self-giving life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 November 1998, 5:28 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

22 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
With Your infinite Grace
I am discovering
My yesterday’s weaknesses
To uncover
My tomorrow’s strengths.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 November 1998, 5:34 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

22 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Every day
I prayerfully and gratefully watch
My full God-manifestation-hope
Blossoming
At Your Compassion-flooded Feet.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 November 1998, 5:41 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times (50 right, 50 left) for a new record of 2 mins 6.36 secs.

23 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
You do not allow impossibility-plant
To grow in my life’s service-garden.
Such is Your Compassion for me!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 November 1998, 6:01 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs with each arm twenty-nine times. (in four sets)

23 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Do give me the strength of self-giving.
In self-giving alone lies
My peace of mind
And
My heart of fulfilment.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 November 1998, 6:07 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

23 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The mind
Secretly and openly enjoys
Scattering disobedience-thoughts.
The heart
Prayerfully and self-givingly enjoys
The beauty and fragrance of obedience.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 November 1998, 6:13 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

23 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Smile, smile, smile,
So that my heart and I can feel
That You still love us.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Smile, smile, smile,
So that my life and I can know
That You still need us.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 November 1998, 6:18 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred and one times. (49 right, 52 left)

24 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Why is it
That You are more pleased with me
When I play with You
Than when I pray to You?
“My child, just because
When you play with Me
You are more sincere
Than when you pray to Me.
A very difficult question,
But a very simple answer!”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 November 1998, 5:15 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs eighty times. (40 right, 40 left in four sets)

24 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
You want me to offer You
Pure devotion at every moment.
My Supreme, I am all ready.
My heart is ready,
My mind is ready,
My vital is ready
And
My body is ready
To offer You devotion
At every moment.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 November 1998, 5:23 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

24 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
My outer failure
Is my inner eye-opener.
My outer success
Is the beginning
Of my life’s new dream.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 November 1998, 5:31 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

24 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
God-doubt is the most ruthless
Self-torture.
God-faith is Infinity’s
Self-rapture.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 November 1998, 5:37 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times (50 right, 50 left) for a new record of 1 min 32.07 secs.

25 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Please tell me how I can free myself
From my earth-bound limited self.
“My child, just go and stay
All the time
With your Heaven-free unlimited Self.
Your earth-bound limited self
Will not dare to follow you.”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 November 1998, 4:59 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left in five sets)

25 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I am extremely grateful to You
For telling me that
I need more sincerity
In my aspiration
And more faithfulness
In my devotion,
So that I can have a peaceful mind
And a blissful heart
Beyond measure.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 November 1998, 5:07 a.m. Before lifting 200 lbs with each arm once.

25 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
You are compassionately asking me
To correct and perfect
My unbelief and disbelief-mind,
So that I can be sleeplessly
And breathlessly happy.
My Supreme,
I shall fulfil Your kind Request.
I shall fulfil Your supreme Command.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 November 1998, 5:14 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

25 November 1998 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I must choose only one thing:
Your Forgiveness-Delight,
Even though I do not know
When I shall experience it.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 November 1998, 5:21 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs one hundred times. (50 right, 50 left)

27 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
The more faith I have in You,
The sooner You claim me
As Your own, very own.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 November 1998, 4:46 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs one hundred and four times (50 right, 50 left in five sets, plus two extra, higher lifts with each arm). The morning of Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting demonstration at York College, in which he performed thirty-three feats of strength.

27 November 1998 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
When I say that
Each and every human being is my friend,
I tell a lie.
When I say that
I have many, many friends,
It is another lie.
But when I say that
I have only one Friend,
And that Friend
Is my Lord Beloved Supreme,
Then I tell the Absolute Truth.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 November 1998, 5:03 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs with each arm simultaneously.

27 November 1998 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I have perfect faith in my faith.
The faith that has brought me to You
Will place me at Your Feet
And will keep me at Your Feet
Forever and forever and forever.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 November 1998, 5:09 a.m. Before lifting 145 lbs ninety-seven times. (48 right, 49 left)

30 November 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Today marks
A new beginning of my life,
A new hope of my heart
And
A new promise of my soul.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 November 1998, 6:14 a.m. Before lifting 400 lbs, one hundred times with two arms and one hundred times with one arm. (50 right, 50 left in five sets)

1 December 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
I do not need self-confidence.
I need only one thing:
Your Grace, Your Grace, Your Grace.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 December 1998, 4:42 a.m. Before lifting 400 lbs, one hundred times with two arms and one hundred times with one arm. (50 right, 50 left in five sets)

2 December 1998

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme,
Since You are my Source
Of Infinity’s Peace,
Infinity’s Light
And
Infinity’s Delight,
I must live inside my Source
And nowhere else, nowhere else.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 December 1998, 8:31 a.m. Before lifting 400 lbs, one hundred times with two arms and one hundred times with one arm. (50 right, 50 left in five sets)

Editor’s preface to the first edition

The prayers in this volume were offered by Sri Chinmoy during his early-morning weightlifting workouts between 30 September 1998 and 2 December 1998 in New York.

From: Sri Chinmoy, My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 1 - , Agni Press, 1999
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/mp-1