Question: How did you decide to start lifting weights? Did it happen gradually or just suddenly?

Sri Chinmoy: In my case, as far as I can remember, it happened suddenly. Over the years, on rare occasions I did lift weights — once in a blue moon. But from the 26th of June of this year I have been regular. So it was a sudden inner decision. Of course, my decision is nothing other than obedience, immediate obedience, to my Inner Pilot.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Soul-illumination-shrine, body-preparation-temple, part 1 - , Agni Press, 1985
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