Student: I am truly amazed at how people from all walks of life are valuing your lifting achievements.Sri Chinmoy: Look at their good hearts! When I lift up heavy weights, so many people who are not in the weightlifting world appreciate it. They could have said that weightlifting is silly, but because of their good hearts they are saying such nice things. If you have a good heart, you will value everything that is good even if you do not do it yourself. Good-hearted people will appreciate everyone who is trying to offer something to the world. Unfortunately, many people feel that what they are doing is the most important thing and everything else is useless. Why should it be like that?
Sri Chinmoy, A mystic journey in the weightlifting world, part 1, Agni Press, 2000