My blessingful and pride-flooded dedication to the indomitable runners of the 3100-mile Self-Transcendence Race, 2006

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1.

I know
How to run and run
And run.
My Lord Supreme
Knows
How to love me
With His
Blessing-Pride.

Sri Chinmoy

June 21st, 2006

2.

I run the world’s
Longest Race
To dine with God’s
Boundless Grace.

Sri Chinmoy

June 22nd, 2006

3.

History’s
Longest Run-Race
Is God’s
Smile-blossomed Face.

Sri Chinmoy

June 23rd, 2006

4.

The world’s
Longest distance-runners
Are God’s
Heart-treasured
Children.

Sri Chinmoy

June 24th, 2006

5.

Each
Longest distance-runner
Is a very special
Affection-wave of
God.

Sri Chinmoy

June 25th, 2006

6.

The real Name
Of God is Blessing.
The real Name
Of God’s Heart
Is Love.
The real Name
Of God’s Life
Is Concern.

Sri Chinmoy

June 26th, 2006

7.

When
We talk to God,
We show our greatness.
When
God talks to us,
He gives us His Goodness.

Sri Chinmoy

June 27th, 2006

8.

Earth-servers
Are
God’s Heart-Climbers.

Sri Chinmoy June 28th, 2006

9.

Each
Self-giving thought
Is a
Rainbow-Beauty.

Sri Chinmoy

June 29th, 2006

10.

God’s Eye
Is God’s
Sleepless Compassion
For
His aspiring children.

God’s Heart
Is God's
Breathless Concern
For
His serving children.

Sri Chinmoy

June 30th, 2006

11.

Each
Longest distance-runner
Is
God’s special
Prize-winner.

Sri Chinmoy

July 1st, 2006

12.

Prayer is our
Mountain-climbing
Pride.
Meditation
Is our
Fountain-enjoying
Heart.

Sri Chinmoy

July 2nd, 2006

13.

A
God-rising life
Is a
God-shining
Heart.

Sri Chinmoy

July 3rd, 2006

14.

My
God-dependence
Is the Beauty
Of my life.
My
God-dependence
Is the Fragrance
Of my heart.

Sri Chinmoy

July 4th, 2006

15.

Running dedication
Knows no enjoying
Vacation.

Sri Chinmoy

July 5th, 2006

16.

To-day
My mind is
Utterly absent
Of self-doubt.

Sri Chinmoy

July 6th, 2006

17.

I
Wish to have
A new name:
God-dedication-heartbeat.

Sri Chinmoy

July 7th, 2006

18.

My life-boat plies
Between
My God-invocation-heart
And
My God-dedication-life.

Sri Chinmoy

July 8th, 2006

19.

My only Paradise
Is my
God-aspiration-heart-garden.

Sri Chinmoy

July 9th, 2006

20.

Every day
I feed on my Lord’s
Compassion-Eye-Beauty.

Sri Chinmoy

July 10th, 2006

21.

My Earth
Tells me:
”I can.”
My Heaven
Tells me:
”I am.”

Sri Chinmoy

July 11th, 2006

22.

Earth-mind
Proudly thunders.
Heaven-heart
Sweetly whispers.

Sri Chinmoy

July 12th, 2006

23.

I need
A new heart
To love God more.
I need
A new life
To need God more.

Sri Chinmoy

July 13th, 2006

24.

Each
New day
Is flooded
With
Rainbow-opportunities.

Sri Chinmoy

July 14th, 2006

25.

The world’s
Longest distance runner
Has at once won
God’s Compassion-Eye
And
God’s Protection-Heart.

Sri Chinmoy

July 15th, 2006

26.

My mind wants
God’s Power-Tower.
My heart needs
God’s Peace-Sea.

Sri Chinmoy

July 16th, 2006

27.

I do not
Measure God’s
Blessingful gifts.
I only treasure
Them.

Sri Chinmoy

July 17th, 2006

28.

God prepares
The souls for the earth.
God prepares
The hearts for the Heaven.

Sri Chinmoy

July 18th, 2006

29.

God’s Heart
Is our Progress-thrill.

Sri Chinmoy

July 19th, 2006

30.

My Lord
Amplifies and amplifies
My heart-cries.

Sri Chinmoy

July 20th, 2006

31.

My
Success depends
On my God-loving
Thoughts.

Sri Chinmoy

July 21st, 2006

32.

My
Progress
Depends upon
My God-surrendering
Will.

Sri Chinmoy

July 22nd, 2006

33.

My
Surrender-heart
Becomes
God the Smile.
My
Surrender-life
Becomes
God the Pride.

Sri Chinmoy

July 23rd, 2006

34.

My
Sleepless God-faith-vigil
Is indispensable.

Sri Chinmoy

July 24th, 2006

35.

My heart is desperate
For God’s Compassion.
I am desperate
For God’s instruction.

Sri Chinmoy

July 25th, 2006

36.

My soul
Is the Earth-discoverer.
My heart
Is the Heaven-discoverer.

Sri Chinmoy

July 26th, 2006

37.

My heart lives on
God’s Compassion-tears.
I live on
God’s Forgiveness-Smiles.

Sri Chinmoy

July 27th, 2006

38.

God
Loves my mind’s
Emptiness.
God
Loves my heart’s
Sweetness.
God
Loves my life’s
Fulness.

Sri Chinmoy

July 28th, 2006

39.

God’s
Compassion-Eye
Strengthens
My heart.

Sri Chinmoy

July 29th, 2006

40.

God’s
Justice-Eye
Purifies my
Mind.

Sri Chinmoy

July 30th, 2006

42.

God
Playfully tries
To hide from
Our eyes.
But His Heart
Prevents.

Sri Chinmoy

July 31st, 2006

43.

A
God-faith-seed
Becomes slowly
But unmistakably
A God-treasure-tree.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 1st, 2006/

44.

God’s Heaven-Music
Thrills
My heart every
Morning.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 2nd, 2006/

45.

My
Silence-heart
Is God’s microphone.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 3rd, 2006/

46.

When
My heart cries,
God’s Heart-Door
Opens up immediately.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 4th, 2006/

47.

Each
God-loving thought
Is as fresh as
A breath of dawn.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 5th, 2006/

48.

Come what may,
I shall run and
Run and end my
Pilgrim-Journey
At my Lord’s
Feet.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 6th, 2006/

49.

God
Feeds my hopes.
God
Feeds my promises.
Alas, when
Will I be able to feed God’s
Heart and His Feet,
When?!

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 7th, 2006/

50.

May my outer
Life succeed.
May my inner
Life proceed.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 8th, 2006/

51.

To work
Devotedly
Is to walk very
Fast towards
God.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 9th, 2006/

52.

To-day’s
Victory
We celebrate
Only to invoke
A new
Goal.

Sri Chinmoy

/Aug. 10th, 2006/

Editor's preface

During the summer of, 2006, the annual Sri Chinmoy 3,100-mile Self-Transcendence Race took place in Jamaica, Queens. The fifteen runners participating in this event, which is the longest footrace in the world, circled a city block whose circumference is just under one mile. Sri Chinmoy visited the race several times every day to offer the runners his encouragement, support, concern and love. From June 21st until the last runner finished on August 10th, he also offered them a daily prayer. These beautiful and deeply meaningful prayers were distributed to each runner and also posted on the bulletin board at the counting station. The runners and helpers all derived boundless inspiration from Sri Chinmoy's morning prayers. The 51 prayers are reproduced in this book in Sri Chinmoy's original handwriting.