Question: Do you encourage your students to lift weights?Sri Chinmoy: It entirely depends on the student. If they have been doing it, or if they want to do it, I encourage them. But I do not advise them to lift up very, very heavy weights. It is not necessary. I am doing it only because the Supreme in me wants me to do something for His creation. But for my disciples, there are other things to do. They can lift weights, but they do not have to deal with thousands of pounds. It is not necessary.
Sri Chinmoy, Conversations with Sri Chinmoy, Agni Press, 2007