My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 16

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1 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May I be a heart-cry in my inner life
For You
And may I be a life-smile in my outer life
For You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 September 2000, 10:18 a.m. Before doing 600-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

3 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
A real God-seeker’s life
Is
A God-manifestation-fulfilment-promise.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 September 2000, 7:30 a.m. Before doing 600-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

3 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Only inside a self-giving heart
Is the home of peace.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 September 2000, 7:51 a.m. Before doing 800-lb. dumbbell bench press.

3 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Only when I sincerely
Love and serve the world
Do You allow my life to blossom
In Your own Heart-Garden.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 September 2000, 7:40 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

4 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my life, my heart
And my breath
Be made of my God-gratitude-tears.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 September 2000, 10:51 p.m. Before doing 610-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

5 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
When my mind prays to You
And when my mind thinks of You
Most sincerely,
It sees ignorance-darkness-night-abyss
Nowhere.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 September 2000, 5:55 p.m. Before doing 610-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

5 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I am so fortunate that every day
Your Compassion-Eye-Flame-Waves
Feed my heart unconditionally.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 September 2000, 6:06 p.m. Before doing 800-lb. dumbbell bench press.

5 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My cheerfulness pleases You.
My soulfulness pleases You
Abundantly more.
My selflessness pleases You
Infinitely more.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 September 2000, 6:23 p.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

8 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every day God enjoys watching
His Compassion-Eye
And my aspiration-heart
Playing together.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

8 September 2000, 9:13 a.m. Before doing 620-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

8 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My prayer-life teaches me
How to realise God.
My meditation-heart teaches me
How to manifest God
On earth.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

8 September 2000, 9:22 a.m. Before doing 800-lb. dumbbell bench press.

8 September 2000 (III)

My weightlifting is my prayer-life
To inspire my sisters and brothers
Of the entire world.

8 September 2000, 11:07 a.m. A prayerful message for television.

8 September 2000 (IV)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
When I soulfully pray,
I see myself seated
Inside God’s Dream-Boat
And God Himself is piloting the Boat.
When I sleeplessly meditate,
I see myself singing and smiling
At God’s Reality-Shore.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

8 September 2000, 9:36 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

8 September 2000 (V)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my heart always live
In the rainbow-beauty
Of glowing hopes.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

8 September 2000, 8:32 p.m. Before doing 630-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

8 September 2000 (VI)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my life always live
In the mountain-height
Of lightning-promises.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

8 September 2000, 8:44 p.m. Before doing 820-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

9 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
O seeker,
Your God-Compassion-doubt
Is
Your spirituality’s immediate death.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 September 2000, 6:14 a.m. Before doing 640-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

9 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The Smiles of Your Compassion-Eye
Have liberated me from my mind’s
Bondage-ignorance-night-abyss.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 September 2000, 6:23 a.m. Before doing 840-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

9 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must conquer my mind’s frustrations.
I must conquer my heart’s depressions.
I must conquer my life’s failures.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 September 2000, 6:39 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift.

10 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I do not want You to be on my side.
I want my very existence on earth
To be always on Your side.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

10 September 2000, 6:43 a.m. Before doing 650-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

10 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May each morning be for me
A golden God-yearning, God-loving,
God-serving and God-manifesting
Opportunity.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

10 September 2000, 6:49 a.m. Before doing 850-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

10 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
How far my mind is away from God,
God alone knows.
But how far my heart is away from God,
Not only God knows but I also know.
The distance is most astonishingly
Negligible.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

10 September 2000, 7:01 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

12 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
When the human in me ascends,
You smile and smile and smile.
When the divine in me descends,
You cry and cry and cry.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

12 September 2000, 11:16 p.m. Before doing 660-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

12 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Will it ever happen
That I shall think of You
Before You think of me?
Will it ever happen
That I shall love You
Before You love me?
“My child, I shall help you.
When you succeed,
I shall be infinitely happier
Than you can ever imagine.”
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

12 September 2000, 11:29 p.m. Before doing 860-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

13 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My sleepless and breathless
God-gratitude-tears
Are infinitely sweeter and purer
Than anything else.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

13 September 2000, 8:45 a.m. Before doing 660-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

13 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My mind, there is only one way
To have happiness,
And that way is to surrender
To God’s Will
All the time.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

13 September 2000, 8:54 a.m. Before doing 860-lb. dumbbell bench press.

14 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God will never allow a true seeker
To escape His Will.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

14 September 2000, 8:39 a.m. Before doing 670-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

14 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My mind,
Not thick attachment-fog,
But blue detachment-sky!
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

14 September 2000, 8:50 a.m. Before doing 870-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

14 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The divine beauty of life
Depends on the purity of the mind.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

14 September 2000, 9:03 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

15 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my mind be silenced
By my soul’s ecstasy-breath.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 September 2000, 1:21 a.m. Before doing 680-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

15 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my life be liberated
By my soul’s ecstasy-embrace.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

15 September 2000, 1:32 a.m. Before doing 880-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

16 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
I must aspire first,
Before I love God.
I must love God first,
Before I serve God.
I must serve God first,
Before I manifest God.
This is the only way
I can please God in His own Way.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 September 2000, 12:08 a.m. Before doing 700-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

16 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God’s Compassion-Eye
Thrills my heart.
God’s Forgiveness-Feet
Thrill my heart abundantly more.
The Nectar-dust of God’s Feet
Thrills my heart infinitely more.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

16 September 2000, 12:27 a.m. Before doing 900-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

20 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Whenever I do anything unconditionally
For You,
I take You by surprise.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 September 2000, 6:35 p.m. Before doing 710-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

20 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God tells me never to underestimate
The power of surrender.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 September 2000, 6:49 p.m. Before doing 910-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

20 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God’s Silence-Smile
Is always eager to teach me.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

20 September 2000, 7:06 p.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

21 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
When I help the soul,
I reach a new goal.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 September 2000, 2:17 p.m. Before doing 720-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

21 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
A confusion-mind destroys
A golden dream of humankind.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

21 September 2000, 2:31 p.m. Before doing 920-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

22 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Compassion-Eye awakens me.
Your Forgiveness-Heart feeds me.
Your Protection-Feet illumine me
And my all.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 September 2000, 10:02 a.m. Before doing 730-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

22 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My God-aspiration has no finish line.
My God-realisation has no finish line.
My God-revelation has no finish line.
My God-manifestation has no finish line.
My Supreme,
You have given me the Message
Of sleepless and breathless
Self-transcendence.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

22 September 2000, 10:12 a.m. Before doing 930-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

25 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Every day I need an indomitable will
To succeed in my outer life
And to proceed in my inner life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 September 2000, 9:28 a.m. Before doing 740-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

25 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my heart and my life,
Like my soul-bird,
Fly in Infinity’s Sky,
Singing the Victory-Songs
Of my Lord Absolute Beloved Supreme.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

25 September 2000, 9:41 a.m. Before doing 940-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

26 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my life be a constant
Inspiration-service to humanity.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

26 September 2000, 9:50 a.m. Before doing 740-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

28 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May I have a new name: Grace,
And this name will be all Yours.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 September 2000, 8:51 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

28 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Grace, Your Grace, Your Grace!
An iota of Your Grace
Can make my heart beautiful
And my life fruitful.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 September 2000, 9:03 a.m. Before doing 950-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

28 September 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your unconditional Grace
Is my heart’s only hope for goodness
And my life’s only promise for greatness.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

28 September 2000, 9:15 a.m. Before doing 750-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

29 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
In the worlds of God-realisation
And God-manifestation,
Time never runs out.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

29 September 2000, 6:05 p.m. Before doing 760-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

29 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
It is an extremely difficult task
For the mind to learn even one
God-surrender-song.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

29 September 2000, 6:12 p.m. Before doing 960-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

30 September 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Compassion is boundless.
Your Forgiveness is boundless.
Alas, yet I fail to love You
Wholeheartedly.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 September 2000, 9:43 p.m. Before doing 770-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

30 September 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Compassion-Eye
Awakens my heart.
Your Forgiveness-Heart
Fulfils my life.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

30 September 2000, 9:56 p.m. Before doing 970-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

1 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Since everything has an end,
I am sure my desire-life
Also will come to an end.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 October 2000, 9:03 p.m. Before doing 780-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record.

1 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My mind says: punishment.
My heart says: enlightenment.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

1 October 2000, 9:13 p.m. Before doing 980-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record.

2 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My mind says to me:
God is only for Sunday worship.
My heart says to me:
God is not only for everyday worship,
But also for every hour, every minute
And every second worship.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 October 2000, 1:56 p.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. New record and ultimate goal.

2 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
God wants my heart
To be His own Beauty’s angel.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

2 October 2000, 2:09 p.m. Before doing 1,000-lb. dumbbell bench press. New record and ultimate goal.

3 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
May my Lord Beloved Absolute Supreme
Always find me willing, eager
And self-giving.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 October 2000, 8:31 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

3 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Your Compassion and Concern
Have travelled far and long
To meet with an unconditionally
Surrendered seeker.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

3 October 2000, 10:40 a.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

4 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My desire-mind leads me
To greatness-might.
My aspiration-heart leads me
To goodness-delight.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 October 2000, 7:21 p.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

4 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Two things I really love:
My heart’s aspiration-height
And
My life’s dedication-delight.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

4 October 2000, 7:37 p.m. Before doing 1,000-lb. dumbbell bench press.

5 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
You are telling me that
My prayers to You
Shall save my life
And my meditations on You
Shall fulfil my heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 October 2000, 7:33 p.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

5 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The human in me enjoys
Resting and sleeping.
The divine in me enjoys
Serving and manifesting.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 October 2000, 7:47 p.m. Before doing 1,000-lb. dumbbell bench press.

5 October 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Alas, my ego-mind cannot appreciate
My Lord’s Compassion-flooded Presence.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

5 October 2000, 8:01 p.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

7 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
You are telling me
That the devotion-tears
Of my gratitude-heart
Are extremely precious to You.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

7 October 2000, 2:26 p.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift. 1,300th prayer.

7 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
The beauty of my life
Lies in the God-worshipping tears
Of my heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

7 October 2000, 2:31 p.m. Before doing 1,000-lb. dumbbell bench press. 1,301st prayer.

9 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
With God-loving tears
I came into the world.
With God-serving smiles
I shall depart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 October 2000, 10:20 a.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

9 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
A selfless action is immediately followed
By a sweet satisfaction.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 October 2000, 10:29 a.m. Before doing 1,000-lb. dumbbell bench press.

9 October 2000 (III)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
A heart of depth
Is a life of height, light
And delight.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

9 October 2000, 10:54 a.m. Before doing 1,300-lb. standing double-dumbbell lift three times.

14 October 2000 (I)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Alas, I have two serious problems:
My mind is dry;
My heart cannot cry.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

14 October 2000, 9:46 a.m. Before doing 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift.

14 October 2000 (II)

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
Faith, more faith.
That means
Joy, more joy.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

14 October 2000, 10:04 a.m. Before doing 1,000-lb. dumbbell bench press.

14 October 2000 (III)1

My physical weightlifting-journey ends,
But my spiritual God-crying-journey
Shall never end.


  1. MP:1306. 14 October 2000. Sri Chinmoy offered this final prayerful message as he concluded his weightlifting endeavours since resuming weightlifting on 29 September 1998. During this period of two years and fifteen days, he has offered 1,307 prayers.

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 September and October 2000.

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