Question: What age were you when you commenced meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: I started consciously meditating at the age of eleven, but at four or five I used to say a daily prayer, as children do. When I was eleven I became fully conscious of divinity, that is to say, of concentration and meditation, and I started to take it very seriously. Before that I spent one, two, three minutes in prayer. By the age of thirteen I was meditating eight hours daily. I have to say that I began meditation seriously at the age of eleven.

Sri Chinmoy, Flame-Waves, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1975.

This is the 218th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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