Who is the winner?1

Who is the winner? Not he who wins, but he who has established his cheerful oneness with the result, which is an experience in the form of failure or success, a journey forward or a journey backward.

Who is the winner? Not he who wins the race, but he who loves to run sleeplessly and breathlessly with God the supreme Runner.

Who is the winner? Not he whose glory we sing, but he who embodies God’s Compassion-Light in abundant measure.

Who is the winner? Not he who has acquired tremendous name and fame and amassed a big fortune, but he who requires only one thing: God-satisfaction in God’s own Way.

  1. 17 July 1977, 3:05 p.m. — in transit from Jamaica, New York to Washington, D.C.

Sri Chinmoy, Everest-Aspiration, part 3.First published by Agni Press in 1977.

This is the 354th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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