My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 6

1 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Please, please bless me
With a new heart, new mind,
New vital, new body
And new life.
I shall not allow my new heart,
New mind, new vital, new body
And new life
To drown in expectation-ocean.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 June 1999, 6:38 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 120 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 190 lbs. with each arm separately.

1 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today we shall all invite You
To come and watch
Our world-oneness-exhibit-art.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 June 1999, 6:48 a.m.

1 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my ever-blossoming faith-heart
Always remain inaccessible
To my doubting mind.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 June 1999, 7:07 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-seven times with one arm. (28 right, 29 left)

2 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My God-obedience must never be
Fearful and regretful.
My God-obedience has to be always
Prayerful, soulful, cheerful
And peaceful.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 June 1999, 7:22 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 120 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 190 lbs. with each arm separately.

2 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Without Your Compassion-Eye,
Your Protection-Feet
And Your Forgiveness-Heart,
My life is artificial, superficial,
Meaningless and useless.

My Supreme, with Your Compassion-Eye,
Your Protection-Feet
And Your Forgiveness-Heart,
My life is beautiful, prayerful,
Meaningful and fruitful.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 June 1999, 7:36 a.m.

3 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Yesterday I was a most devoted slave
Of the desire-world.
Today, out of Your infinite Bounty,
You have made me a choice child
Of Your Heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 June 1999, 6:29 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 160 lbs. with both arms simultaneously.

3 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Do turn my life into
A sleeplessly hungry heart
At Your Lotus-Feet.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 June 1999, 6:40 a.m.

3 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I was born to be
A lover of Your Dreams
And a server of Your Realities.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 June 1999, 7:12 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-seven times with one arm. (28 right, 29 left)

4 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I shall never give up,
I shall never give up!
I must continue,
I must continue!
I know my Goal is ahead,
And I am destined to reach my Goal.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 June 1999, 8:43 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 120 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 190 lbs. with each arm separately.

4 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today I must increase
My mind’s simplicity,
My heart’s sincerity,
My life’s purity
And my God-necessity
In incredible measure.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 June 1999, 8:53 a.m.

4 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May Your Victory supreme
Be proclaimed
By my soul, my heart, my mind,
My vital and my body
At every moment
Lovingly, soulfully and self-givingly.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 June 1999, 9:15 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. five times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

4 June 1999 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
No matter how badly
Everything goes wrong in my life,
My soul and I shall smile.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 June 1999, 9:25 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-one times with one arm. (25 right, 26 left)

15 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The human law
Is very, very painful.
The divine Grace
Is extremely, extremely beautiful,
Fruitful and blissful.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 June 1999, 8:25 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

Note: This was Sri Chinmoy’s first day of lifting since June 4th, when he left New York to visit his brother Mantu in India. He returned on June 11th.

15 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The earthly arrival of a soul
Is an experience-beauty.
The Heavenly departure of a soul
Is a realisation-fragrance.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 June 1999, 8:29 a.m. Before using standing double-arm machine up to 210 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 250 lbs. with each arm separately.

15 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The human birth
Is an unknown journey.
The divine death
Is an unknowable Goal.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 June 1999, 8:45 a.m.

15 June 1999 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The human in us
Cries and cries and cries
Because it does not know
Who God is
And where God is.

Who is God?
He who is at once
Knowable and unknowable.
Where is God?
God is everywhere,
But in a seeker’s aspiration-heart
He is infinitely more visible.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 June 1999, 9:07 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

15 June 1999 (V)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My God is not
In my Heavenly Home.
My God is only
In my aspiration-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 June 1999, 9:10 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-two times with one arm. (26 right, 26 left)

17 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
O my heart-breaking disappointments,
Today I shall deal with you,
Today I shall fight against you,
Today I shall conquer you!
If I do not conquer you,
How can I ever have
A God-appointment?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 June 1999, 8:41 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

17 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must keep
All my God-fulfilment-promises,
I must!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 June 1999, 8:58 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

17 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
From today on I shall live
Only by Your Standards
And not by man-made standards.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 June 1999, 9:05 a.m.Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-two times with one arm. (25 right, 27 left)

17 June 1999 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today my heart, my mind and my life
Have very special prayers for You.
Please fulfil their soulful prayers.
My heart is begging You
To protect me.
My mind is begging You
To guide me.
My life is begging You
To lead me.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

17 June 1999, 9:17 a.m. Before using standing double-arm machine up to 210 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 250 lbs. with each arm separately.

19 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My heart’s ever-blossoming
Faith in You
Is my life’s most precious treasure.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

19 June 1999, 8:32 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

19 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The songs
Of my God-devotion-heart
Are my only real friends.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

19 June 1999, 8:41 a.m.

19 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Do give me
The light of patience
And the delight of patience.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

19 June 1999, 9:00 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

19 June 1999 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must value my life’s
God-love, God-devotion
And God-surrender-exercises
Infinitely more
Than anything else.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

19 June 1999, 9:07 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-three times with one arm. (26 right, 27 left)

21 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The dark bitterness of the mind
Has to be conquered by
The bright sweetness of the heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 June 1999, 9:17 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

21 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The bright sweetness of the heart
Has to be increased
In infinite measure by
The immortal forgiveness of the soul.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 June 1999, 9:25 a.m.

21 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May I live far beyond the domain
Of success and failure-life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 June 1999, 9:48 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. four times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

21 June 1999 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
You are telling me
That You are with me and for me.
Therefore, I must not be afraid of
Saying what I am supposed to say,
Doing what I am supposed to do
And becoming
What I am supposed to become.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 June 1999, 9:51 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-five times with one arm. (28 right, 27 left)

22 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Compassion-Smiles
Are the fulfilment
Of all my heart-dreams.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 June 1999, 7:01 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

22 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your express Commands
Are the fulfilment
Of all my life-desires.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 June 1999, 7:08 a.m. Before using standing double-arm machine up to 210 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 250 lbs. with each arm separately.

22 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today I am making a solemn promise
To You
That my heart, my mind, my vital
And my body
Will not keep You waiting
Any more.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 June 1999, 7:20 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. four times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

22 June 1999 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May each and every prayer of mine
Be more sincere, more pure, more soulful
And more self-giving
Than the previous one.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 June 1999, 7:31 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-six times with one arm. (27 right, 29 left)

23 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My soul was born
To be Your dreamer,
My heart was born
To be Your lover,
My mind, my vital and my body were born
To be Your servers,
And my life was born
To be Your messenger.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 June 1999, 7:24 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 160 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 190 lbs. with each arm separately.

23 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
You come and go,
You come and go,
You come and go.
But this time when You come, I shall,
On the strength of my heart-tears,
Not allow You to go.
I shall keep You permanently
Inside my heart, my mind, my vital
And my body
Without fail!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 June 1999, 7:35 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

23 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I shall deeply value
Even a blade of grass
If it helps me increase
My love for You,
My devotion to You
And my surrender to You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 June 1999, 7:47 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-six times with one arm. (29 right, 27 left)

24 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
From now on
I shall soulfully pray to You
For my heart’s progress
And no more pitifully cry to You
For my life’s success.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 June 1999, 4:28 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

24 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Please, please save me from my mind.
My mind every day, every hour,
Every minute, every second
Forces me to run with it
Wherever it goes.
I am already so tired,
Extremely tired!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 June 1999, 4:35 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. four times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

24 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I have come to realise
That my mind’s humility
Comes from my heart’s
Indomitable will-power.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 June 1999, 4:46 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-two times with one arm. (26 right, 26 left)

25 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Somebody has to reach
The Transcendental Beyond.
What is wrong with me?
What is wrong with my heart,
My mind, my vital and my body?
Let me try.
Let us try together
To reach the Transcendental Beyond.
We must succeed, we must!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 June 1999, 7:42 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 160 lbs. with both arms simultaneously.

25 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Somebody has to make
His love, devotion and surrender
Unconditional.
What is wrong with me?
What is wrong with my heart,
My mind, my vital and my body?
I shall try.
We shall try together
To become unconditional.
We must succeed, we must!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 June 1999, 7:52 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

25 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I am telling the whole world
What my faith in You
Is doing now.
My faith in You is laughing
At my mind’s stupid and feeble,
Feeble and stupid
Boasting.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 June 1999, 8:04 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-six times with one arm. (27 right, 29 left)

26 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My soul’s God-blessed and God-given
Peace
Is immensely increasing
The beauty of my outer life
And the fragrance of my inner life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 1999, 7:34 a.m. 14th Weightlifting Anniversary. Before using seated double-arm machine.

26 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today I must challenge
The strength of my life’s
Bondage-chains
With my soul’s indomitable will.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 1999, 7:41 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

26 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Out of Your infinite Bounty,
Centuries ago You blessed me
With the God-realisation
That far transcended
Heaven’s Summits.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 1999, 7:57 a.m. Before lifting 300 lbs. fifty-four times with one arm. (28 right, 26 left)

28 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My life’s God-surrender-songs
Are the most favourite songs
Of my aspiration-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 1999, 7:38 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 160 lbs. with both arms simultaneously.

28 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
From life to death,
From death to life
I travel,
Carrying the message
Of Your universal Victory.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 1999, 7:46 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

28 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every morning during my meditation,
You play Your Compassion-Flute
For my aspiration-heart
And You play Your Concern-Violin
For my dedication-life.
My Supreme, I am all gratitude to You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 1999, 8:01 a.m. Before lifting 350 lbs. fifty-eight times with one arm. (29 right, 29 left)

30 June 1999

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I wish to regain
My happiness-heart.
Do allow me to sit at Your Feet
And pray and meditate
Day and night
To regain my childhood happiness-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 June 1999, 8:42 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 160 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 190 lbs. with each arm separately.

30 June 1999 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
You are telling me
That if I start laughing,
Then You will start smashing
One by one
All my problems.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 June 1999, 8:52 a.m. Before lifting 250 lbs. three times with both arms simultaneously. (Total: 500 lbs.)

30 June 1999 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I need only two things
In this life:
I need the Beauty
Of Your Compassion-Eye;
I need the Fragrance
Of Your Forgiveness-Heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 June 1999, 9:04 a.m. Before lifting 350 lbs. with one arm.

Editor’s preface to first edition

These morning prayers were offered by Sri Chinmoy during his weightlifting sessions at his home in New York in June 1999.

From: Sri Chinmoy, My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 6 - , Agni Press, 1999
Sourced from http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/mp-6