Editor's note

In October 2005 Sarvottama Tatyana Lebedeva, her husband Mahavikram Nikolai Lebedeva and their little daughter Hiyakanta travelled from Russia to spend a few days with Sri Chinmoy. Sarvottama was the gold medallist in the long jump and bronze medallist in the triple jump at the 2004 Olympics. In 2005 she became the premier women's athlete in the world. On 11 October, after watching videos of Savottama's performances at several European track and field meets, Sri Chinmoy offered her the following advice about her jumping.