My blessingful and pride-flooded dedication to the indomitable runners of the 3100-mile Self-Transcendence Race, 2007

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1.

I offer
My outer run-results
To the Compassion-Eye
Of my Lord Supreme.
I place
My inner run-results
At the Feet of my Lord
Beloved Supreme.

Guru
June 18th, 2007

2.

My mind
Takes me out to show me
The world-market.
My heart
Brings me in to show me
My Lord’s Heart-Garden.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 19th, 2007

3.

Time knows
How to fly.
I know
How to cry.
At least
In one respect
We two
Are perfect.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 20th, 2007

4.

To-day
The flames of my
aspiration-heart are
Climbing and climbing
to reach the
Zenith-Height.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 21st, 2007

5.

I
Plan a long
Vacation.
God
Plans my immediate
Illumination.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 22nd, 2007

6.

The outer runner
Cries and smiles.
The inner runner
Sees and becomes.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 23rd, 2007

7.

I make my Lord
Supreme extremely
happy when I
claim Him as
my own, very own.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 24th, 2007

8.

Everyday
my heart and I
can love God a
little more.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 25th, 2007

9.

My God-gratitude
is my heart’s most
precious treasure.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 26th, 2007

10.

My Lord’s
Silence-praise of
my great achievements
is most powerful.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 27th, 2007

11.

My heart has only
one task: love
God, love God at
every moment.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 28th, 2007

12.

There are so many
ways to please God.
The easiest way
is to SMILE at
God.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 29th, 2007

13.

A single God-touch
gives the seeker
enormous, ceaseless, unimaginable thrill.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
June 30th, 2007

14.

Give not what
you have.
Give
what you are.
Soon, very soon
your heart will
become a twinkling
star.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 1st, 2007

15.

To think of God
is good.
To pray to God
is better.
To surrender to God’s
Will is by far the
best.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 2nd, 2007

16.

Where is my
Lord Supreme,
if not in my
heart’s streaming
tears and my soul’s
beaming smiles?

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 3rd, 2007

17.

Fear not, God’s
Life loves you.
Doubt not, God’s
Heart is all for
you.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 4th, 2007

18.

God claims me
as His own, very
own.
Alas, when will
I be able to claim
God as my own, very
own?
When?

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 5th, 2007

19.

My heart was
born for
God-satisfaction-tears.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 6th, 2007

20.

Each heart-
smile is an
enemy-conqueror.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 7th, 2007

21.

Sincerity is the
heart’s most
sacred song to
please God in
His own Way.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 8th, 2007

22.

To
surrender to God’s
Will is to become
God’s all.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 9th, 2007

23.

You can see
God.
You can
feel God.
But
to describe God
is an impossible
task.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 10th, 2007

24.

God loves
my streaming
tears.
I love
God’s beaming
Smiles.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 11th, 2007

25.

God wants
My meditation-
depth to be the
sweetest song
of His Heart.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 12th, 2007

26.

God
is equally
happy when He
builds and unbuilds
my heart-cottage.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 13th, 2007

27.

To give
is to become the
king of the
Heart-Kingdom.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 14th, 2007

28.

Only
one Choice:
My Lord’s
Compassion-Eye.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 15th, 2007

29.

The more I love
God, the more I
need God.
The more
I need God, the
sooner I shall be
able to please
God in His own
Way.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 16th, 2007

30.

My Lord, do you
ever think of me?
My child, what
else do I do?
What else can I
do?

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 17th, 2007

31.

I am really happy
When I take this
world as mine.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 18th, 2007

32.

Happiness-seekers and
oneness-lovers are
very special to God.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 19th, 2007

33.

God's affection is
boundless for those
who sing only God-
melodies.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 20th, 2007

34.

A true seeker lives
between his mind’s
Nothingness and his
heart’s Fulness.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 21st, 2007

35.

I must never lose
contact with my
Lord’s Compassion-Eye
and His Forgiveness-
Heart.
Never.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 22nd, 2007

36.

My Lord has a
special fondness
for two things:
My life of simplicity
and my heart of
sincerity.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 23rd, 2007

37.

My Lord’s Compassion-
Eye is my
heart-home.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 24th, 2007

38.

My mind takes
me out.
My heart
brings me in.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 25th, 2007

39.

Aspiration-flames
grow into the
Realisation-Sun.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 26th, 2007

40.

God’s Heart is the
Beloved Mother of
all.
God’s Eye is
the Beloved Father
of all.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 27th, 2007

41.

Ultimately God’s
Justice surrenders
to God’s Compassion.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 28th, 2007

42.

The human in me loves
to live.
The divine in
me lives to love.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 29th, 2007

43.

The happiness
of the heart
expedites the
speed of the
body.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 30th, 2007

44.

Little by little I must
change my life only
in God’s own Way.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
July 31st, 2007

45.

A heart of faith is
a life of
tremendous
happiness.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
August 1st, 2007

46.

The body is the
patient.
The heart
is the sufferer.
The soul
is the sympathiser.
God
is the Ultimate Curer.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 2nd, 2007

47.

Alas, every day I do
so many things deliberately
wrong.
It is hard
to believe that God still
loves me and needs
me.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 3rd, 2007

48.

The outer runner
is a Hope of God.
The inner runner
is a Promise of God.
The God-dreamer-runner is
God’s all.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 4th, 2007

49.

Life is an
adventure.
Be
brave.
Be victorious.
God is waiting for
you to garland you
with His boundless Joy
and Pride.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 5th, 2007

50.

Be good and remain
good: if you want
to be a supremely
chosen child of God.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 6th, 2007

51.

I love my heart-
blossom.
I adore
my soul-fragrance.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
August 7th, 2007

52.

My heart-home is my
Lord’s Compassion-Eye.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 8th, 2007

53.

Every day I must
strengthen and
lengthen my
love of God.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 9th, 2007

54.

God remains seated
always inside
the heart-body.
Do not seek Him
elsewhere.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 10th, 2007

55.

God the Bird
has two special
wings: Compassion
and Forgiveness.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 11th, 2007

56.

God’s Greatness
frightens me.
God’s Goodness enlightens
me.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 12th, 2007

57.

If you do not love
humanity, you are bound
to lose contact
with God.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 13th, 2007

58.

The Journey’s start
is Dreamful.
The Journey’s
end is
Godful.

Guru Sri Chinmoy
Aug. 14th, 2007

Editor's preface

During the summer of 2007, the annual Sri Chinmoy 3,100-mile Self-Transcendence Race took place in Jamaica, Queens. The twelve runners participating in this event, which is the longest footrace in the world, circled a city block whose circumference is just over a half mile. Sri Chinmoy visited the race several times every day to offer the runners his encouragement, support, concern and love. From June 18th until the last runner finished on August 14th, 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 58 prayers were originally published in the first edition in Sri Chinmoy's original hand-writing.