My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 14

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1 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I have only one prayer:
Do give me the capacity
To utter Your Name prayerfully,
Soulfully and self-givingly
With every heartbeat of mine.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 May 2000, 7:23 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

1 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
In sacred secrecy supreme
You are telling me
That You want from my life
The fastest progress
Both in the inner world
And in the outer world.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 May 2000, 7:40 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 300 lbs.

1 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
In my spiritual life
My only real death
Is my God-forgetfulness.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 May 2000, 7:50 a.m. Before doing fifty-two one-arm pushes with 700 lbs. (23 right, 29 left)

3 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness —
This is my morning prayer.
Love and transform —
This is my evening prayer.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 May 2000, 8:08 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. five times.

3 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Injustice-night, injustice-night,
Injustice-night — everywhere.
Justice-light, justice-light,
Justice-light — nowhere.
But, my Lord, do give my life
The capacity to grow into
Your universal Justice-Light.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 May 2000, 8:22 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 280 lbs.

4 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every day God sends
A special peace-message
To my mind,
But my mind summarily rejects it.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 May 2000, 8:45 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. five times.

4 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Do give me the capacity
To feed only Your Need
And nothing else,
Nothing else.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 May 2000, 8:58 a.m. Before doing fifty one-arm pushes with 700 lbs. (22 right, 28 left)

4 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Any time, any place
Is perfect to please God
In His own Way.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 May 2000, 9:03 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 320 lbs.

4 May 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God is never interested
In my mind-explanation.
He is always interested
In my heart-illumination.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 May 2000, 9:20 a.m. Before using seated calf raise machine up to 1,050 lbs.

9 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
A desire-life is, indeed,
A long run of expectation,
Frustration and destruction.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 May 2000, 1:45 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

11 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today I must plant my roots
Inside Your Heart-Garden.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

11 May 2000, 8:44 p.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

11 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must not picture my future.
I must live in my promise-fulfilment
Of the Eternal Now.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

11 May 2000, 8:57 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

13 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My crying heart triumphantly smiles
When it can sit at the Feet
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

13 May 2000, 7:33 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

13 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My heart’s hope-flames
Are bound to grow
Into my life’s promise-sun.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

13 May 2000, 7:49 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

13 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
No God-surrender, no life-progress.
No life-progress, no God-Smile.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

13 May 2000, 7:59 a.m. Before doing multiple one-arm pushes with 700 lbs.

15 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The mind is a doubt-mountain.
The heart is a faith-fountain.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 May 2000, 7:27 a.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 200 lbs.

15 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Compassion-Train
Has liberated my life
From its bondage-chain.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 May 2000, 7:33 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

18 May 2000 (I)1

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The world-doubting mind
Is a torturer.
The self-doubting mind
Is a sufferer.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 May 2000, 8:25 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 280 lbs.


  1. MP 1088. In first edition, 4th line was printed as 'soul-doubting mind'

18 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God’s Will is not familiar with
A trifle-disobedience.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 May 2000, 8:35 a.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 240 lbs.

18 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must never lose sight of
Your Forgiveness-Footsteps.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 May 2000, 8:51 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

18 May 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
An unconditional Forgiveness
Is only God’s forte.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 May 2000, 9:24 p.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lifts with 260 lbs., 280 lbs. and 300 lbs.

20 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Only Your Will-fulfilment
From the beginning of my journey
To the end of my journey.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 May 2000, 7:55 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

20 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I shall no more waste
My precious time
In expectation-snare.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 May 2000, 8:06 a.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 310 lbs.

20 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my heart all the time
Dream of the Beauty and Delight
Of the highest Heavens.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 May 2000, 8:42 a.m. Before using seated calf raise machine up to 1,150 lbs. New record.

22 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Happiness I create
By silencing my mind.
Happiness I create
By bringing my heart to the fore.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 May 2000, 8:45 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

22 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every day may my heart
Soulfully become
God-service-happiness.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 May 2000, 8:51 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

23 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God will love me infinitely more
If I can laugh at my outer failures.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 May 2000, 3:40 p.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

23 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
An unaspiring heart
Adds loneliness
To the life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 May 2000, 3:52 p.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 350 lbs. New record.

23 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My heart-sorrows
Are my life-treasures.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 May 2000, 4:03 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

24 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my soulful actions speak
And not my boastful words.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 May 2000, 6:02 p.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 360 lbs. New record.

24 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your timetable never fails.
You are always prompt
In answering my prayers.
It is I who fail again and again
In obeying You promptly.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 May 2000, 6:09 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

25 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My soul-bird sleeplessly sings
Peace-songs
Inside my heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 May 2000, 7:24 p.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift.

25 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My intuition-speed
Is the whisper-message
Of my all-seeing soul.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 May 2000, 7:46 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

26 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Everything that I have
And everything that I am
I am prayerfully and devotedly
Placing at the Feet
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 May 2000, 7:51 p.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 380 lbs. New record.

26 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every day my high experiences
Plough my soul’s fertile soil.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 May 2000, 8:00 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

26 May 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
To reach my ultimate Goal,
Only one thing I need:
Your Compassion-flooded Eye.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 May 2000, 8:37 p.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 400 lbs. New record.

30 May 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My today’s patience-life
Will tomorrow grow into
My peace-heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 May 2000, 6:04 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

30 May 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I take sincere pride in my heart.
Therefore, You take enormous pride
In me.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 May 2000, 6:19 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

1 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Man is man’s overdue
Gratitude-heart to God.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 June 2000, 9:31 a.m. Before using seated calf raise machine up to 1,200 lbs.

1 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
For me, today is the day
Of my unconditional surrender
To Your express Will.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 June 2000, 7:14 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

4 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The heart cannot live
Without loving God,
But the mind can.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 June 2000, 6:08 p.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

4 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
At last I have found my identification.
My identification is my love
For a oneness-world.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 June 2000, 6:16 p.m. Before doing 240 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

5 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The mind conceives;
The heart achieves.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 June 2000, 11:31 a.m. Before doing 260 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

13 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My life-complacency
Is my self-destruction.
My heart-confidence
Is my God-preparation.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

13 June 2000, 4:20 p.m. Before doing 300 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

18 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
This morning, out of His infinite Bounty,
God has struck my name
From ignorance-night-list.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 June 2000, 7:54 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

18 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I am my God-oneness-hope.
God is His God-Fulness-Promise.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 June 2000, 8:09 a.m. Before doing 310 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

18 June 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Do bless me with one million hearts
To love You.
Do bless me with two million hands
To serve You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

18 June 2000, 9:46 a.m. Before doing 330 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

19 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Those who are now peace-dreamers
And God-lovers
Were definitely born with
God-aspiration-flames deep within.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

19 June 2000, 9:25 a.m. Before doing 350 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

19 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I am my heart’s gratitude-song.
You are Your Heart’s Sweetness-Flute.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

19 June 2000, 9:32 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

20 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Today my heart’s
God-manifestation-bird
Is flying high, very high,
And far, very far.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 June 2000, 9:45 a.m. Before doing 360 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

20 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My inspiration says, “I can.
My aspiration says, “I have.
My realisation says, “I am.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 June 2000, 10:56 a.m. Before doing 370 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

20 June 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Who am I?
I am an insignificant God-lover
In my inner life of aspiration.
I am an insignificant God-server
In my outer life of dedication.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 June 2000, 11:08 a.m. Before doing 380 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

20 June 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Mountains appear only to disappear
The moment God’s Grace descends.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 June 2000, 11:33 a.m. Before doing 400 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

21 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Forgiveness ends
My helpless days.
Your Compassion begins
My hopeful days.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 June 2000, 8:30 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 140 lbs.

21 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
At long last I have unmistakably won
My life’s self-discipline-battle.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 June 2000, 8:55 a.m. Before doing standing double-arm lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

22 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
In the inner world
Our deliberate blindness
Disappoints Your Mind
And
Disheartens Your Heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 June 2000, 9:16 a.m. Before doing 420 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

22 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
What is my confidence,
If not my Lord’s
Unconditional Compassion?
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 June 2000, 9:28 a.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 420 lbs.

23 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every morning I must quicken
My aspiration-heart
And stretch out
My aspiration-hands.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 June 2000, 12:10 a.m. Before doing seated double-dumbbell lift with 430 lbs.

23 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must never allow
My God-manifestation-readiness,
My God-manifestation-willingness
And
My God-manifestation-eagerness
To slow down.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

23 June 2000, 12:14 a.m. Before doing 430 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

24 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Not an early death
But an immediate death of my ego
I need.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 June 2000, 8:52 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine.

24 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
No hesitation-mind,
But a determination-mind.
Not my capacity,
But God’s unconditional Bounty.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 June 2000, 9:08 a.m. Before doing 440 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

24 June 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Out of Your infinite Bounty,
You have taught me many, many,
Many things.
Please teach me one more thing:
How I can be prayerfully, soulfully,
Sleeplessly and breathlessly
Grateful to You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

24 June 2000, 9:32 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

26 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I shall never allow
My unconditional God-obedience-book
To be out of print.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 2000, 9:09 a.m. Before doing 450 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

26 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Humanity’s aspiration-hearts
Are moving the world inward,
Driving the world forward
And
Raising the world upward.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 2000, 9:18 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

26 June 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
How fortunate I am to have You
As my heart’s inner Instructor
And my life’s outer Instructor.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 2000, 7:08 p.m. Before doing 470 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

26 June 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I shall not allow
Your expectation-fulfilment of my life
To remain a far cry.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 2000, 7:30 p.m. Before doing 480 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

26 June 2000 (V)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My Lord Supreme,
As my life has taken shelter
At Your Protection-Feet,
Even so, I am placing my Goal
At Your Satisfaction-Feet.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 June 2000, 7:47 p.m. Before doing 500 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

27 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my heart be made of
God-gratitude-smiles.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 June 2000, 5:45 p.m. Before doing 510 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

27 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
When I please You in Your own Way,
I clearly see the celestials
Dancing Your Victory-Dance
In my heart-sky.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 June 2000, 6:02 p.m. Before doing 520 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

27 June 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my God-love, God-devotion
And God-surrender
Be as sincere, as serious
And as pure as possible.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 June 2000, 7:22 p.m. Before doing 530 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

27 June 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
When I please You in Your own Way,
You ask me to carry Your Heart-Smiles
Wherever I go,
And You will carry my heart-tears
Wherever You go.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

27 June 2000, 7:34 p.m. Before doing 540 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

28 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your ceaseless Compassion-Rain
Has totally destroyed
My mind’s limitation-bondage-chain.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 2000, 12:25 a.m. Before doing 550 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

28 June 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every day, every hour,
Every minute, every second
You try to keep me happy,
Yet I do not have a gratitude-heart.
Alas! Alas!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 2000, 8:58 a.m. Before doing 560 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

28 June 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
What I need is patience, patience,
Patience.
You have Your own Hour to please me
In Your own Way.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 2000, 9:03 a.m. Before doing standing double-arm lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

28 June 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My constant and cheerful surrender
To Your Will
Is the most powerful joy in my life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 2000, 5:29 p.m. Before doing 570 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

28 June 2000 (V)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my gratitude-heart-flower
Always remain divinely fresh
And supremely pure.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 2000, 5:54 p.m. Before doing 580 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

28 June 2000 (VI)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God’s Grace is the only Power
That silences the pride
Of impossibility.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 June 2000, 6:18 p.m. Before doing 600 lbs. dumbbell bench press.

30 June 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Time and again I have broken
My God-fulfilment-promises,
Yet my Lord’s Compassion,
Love and Affection
In infinite measure
Remain the same for me.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 June 2000, 9:10 a.m. Before doing standing double-dumbbell lift with 1,300 lbs. four times.

Editor's preface to the first edition

These prayers were offered by Sri Chinmoy as part of his weightlifting sessions at his home in New York in May and June 2000.

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