Question: What age were you when you commenced meditating?1

Sri Chinmoy: I started consciously meditating at the age of eleven. When I was four or five, I used to say a daily prayer, as children do. It would last one, two or three minutes. But when I was eleven I became fully conscious of divinity, and I started to take my prayer and meditation very seriously. And by the age of thirteen, I was meditating for eight hours daily.


  1. MUN 210. 5 January 1973.