Notes

My sweet children: Sri Chinmoy offered this message at Aspiration-Ground in New York on 13 April 1987, the anniversary of his arrival in the USA in 1964.

I shall not accept defeat: Sri Chinmoy gave this talk on 23 December 1976 to his disciples who had gathered in Miami, Florida, for their Christmas Trip.

Live in the eternal Now: Sri Chinmoy gave this talk on 23 November 1989 at his home in Jamaica, New York.

The divine runner inspires the human runner: Sri Chinmoy narrated this personal experience on 12 March 1990.

You have the golden chance: Sri Chinmoy offered this talk about the New Year on 24 January 1994 after returning to New York from his annual Christmas Trip with his disciples.

The Invocation is our life-breath: Sri Chinmoy offered these remarks about The Invocation and other special songs on 19 April 1994 at P.S. 86 in Jamaica, Queens.

The incarnation of golden opportunity: Sri Chinmoy offered this talk on 11 January 1996 in a gathering with his students at the Summerstrand Holiday Inn, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during their annual Christmas Trip.

The branches of my life-tree: Sri Chinmoy offered this talk on 19 January 1997 to his disciples who were gathered at the Sun Royal Hotel, Kagoshima, Japan, during their annual Christmas Trip.

No retirement for you, my child!: On 23 January 1998, in Cancun, Mexico, Sri Chinmoy completed his poetic series Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants. The very next morning, he received an inner Command from the Supreme to embark on a new venture. This time it was to write Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees. In these reflections, Sri Chinmoy describes the birth of this vast epic.

To have a sweet family: Sri Chinmoy gave this talk on 20 June 1998, the night before Father's Day, at P.S. 117 in Jamaica, New York.

No expectation: Sri Chinmoy gave this talk at his home in Jamaica, Queens, on 10 July 1998.

Man proposes, God disposes: Sri Chinmoy offered this talk at his home in Jamaica, New York on 29 March 1999.

The power of a happiness-smile: Sri Chinmoy gave this talk to his disciples on Father's Day, 17 June 2001, at Aspiration-Ground in New York.

The master walks the earth: Sri Chinmoy made these remarks to his disciples on 5 January 2002 before offering them early morning prayers at the Inter-Continental Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, during their annual Christmas Trip.

Every day, a fresh attempt: During a morning function with his disciples on 13 February 2005, at the Hilton Hotel in Nanjing, China, during their Christmas Trip, Sri Chinmoy offered this message.

Aspiration and dedication: two wings: On 15 November 2005, Sri Chinmoy gave this talk to his disciples at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York.

The beauty and purity of gratitude: Sri Chinmoy offered this talk to his disciples at Progress-Promise, their meeting place in Jamaica, New York, during the 1980s.