Question: What gave you the most joy on your weightlifting anniversary on November 17th?Sri Chinmoy: What gave me the most joy? Mahasamrat's smile. I mean it! Nobody smiles like Mahasamrat. Mahasamrat's smile gave me the utmost joy and strength. When I lifted 600 pounds and he said, "Guru, you have done it!" he gave me the strength and joy of ten elephants. When I lifted it, I looked at Mahasamrat and his smile gave me the utmost satisfaction — that smile of infinite affection, love and confidence.
Sri Chinmoy, A mystic journey in the weightlifting world, part 1, Agni Press, 2000