Interviewer: I understand that you are a champion weightlifter.

Sri Chinmoy: I have lifted a lot. About two months ago I lifted 200 pounds with each arm simultaneously and it was shown on about seventy television stations.

Interviewer: Where do you get all your strength?

Sri Chinmoy: My strength is all from God’s Grace and God’s Compassion.

Interviewer: Because of your meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: Because I pray and meditate. But when I pray and meditate, I do not ask God to give me the strength to lift.

Interviewer: Do you think it is God’s Gift?

Sri Chinmoy: Absolutely. If it were not God’s Gift, how could I do so many things?