My Race-Prayers, part 3

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1.

O my blue-gold heart-bird,
I love you,
I need you,
I treasure you.
You are my joy,
You are my pride,
You are my All.

29 April 2006
New York

2.

I love my Lord's
Whisper-Blessings.
My Lord loves my
Hunger-yearnings.

6 May 2006
New York

3.

Long before God comes to us,
He sends His angels to us.
Before His angels come to us,
God sends us divine thoughts
And divine feelings.
Before the divine thoughts
And divine feelings,
He gives us purity-hearts.
With purity we all must begin
Our spiritual journey.

13 May 2006
New York

4.

My Lord says to me,
"My child,
Take your outer pain
As your inner gain.
Take your outer failures
As your inner triumphs.
Take your outer life
As an experience.
Take your inner life
As your path-finder."

20 May 2006
New York

5.

Heaven's Silence-Music
Is only for the hearts
Of God's Victory-singers.

27 May 2006
New York

6.

In my aspiration-life,
My Master-obedience
Is my heart's
God-blossoming dawn.

3 June 2006
New York

7.

Only one attachment:
God's Will.
No other attachments,
Old or new!

10 June 2006
New York

8.

My Lord,
I run and run and run and run
To make You happy.
"My child,
You are the smile of My Eye,
You are the beauty of My Heart
And you are the pride of My Life."

11 June 2006
New York

9.

Krishna, my Lord,
Your morning flute
Feeds my heart.
Your twilight cows
Feed my eyes.

17 June 2006
New York

10.

The outer rain
Proudly comes down
From the expansion-sky.
The inner Rain
Blessingfully descends
From God's Compassion-Eye.

24 June 2006
New York

11.

I have three indispensable Saviours:
My Lord's lavishing Hand,
My Lord's cherishing Heart,
My Lord's protecting Eye.

22 July 2006
New York

12.

I am the world's longest distance
Daring and shattering runner —
My Supreme Lord's Sun-Power-Smile
And His Moon-Bliss-Love-winner.

22 July 2006
New York

13.

My tears and smiles
Sleeplessly feed
God's birthless and deathless
Heart-Hunger.

5 August 2006/
New York

14.

I am happy, only happy,
When I place
My naughty mind
And my haughty head
At God's Feet.

19 August 2006
New York

15.

To all the marathon runners
I am blessingfully offering
My heart's boundless joy,
Boundless gratitude
And boundless pride, pride, pride.

25 August 2006
New York

16.

Everything is possible.
In a twinkling
I can clasp God's Eye.
In a twinkling
I can touch God's Feet.
In a twinkling
I can breathe God's Heart.

9 September 2006
New York

17.

The life that has no goal
Is an utter failure-life.
The life that has a goal
Wins the Smile of God.

23 September 2006
New York

18.

We love our desire-life
Infinitely more than we love God.
God loves only us,
And never, never, never, never
Our desire-life.

30 September 2006
New York

19.

I speak to God's
Golden Feet.
God speaks to my
Broken heart.

7 October 2006
New York

20.

True, true, true,
True, true, true —
A pure thought
Can remain unchallenged
In my aspiration-heart.

14 October 2006
New York

21.

I pray to God's Eye
For love.
I pray to God's Heart
For devotion.
I pray to God's Feet
For surrender.

4 November 2006
New York

22.

First you must bask
In the sunshine
Of your Master's grace
Before you can see
God's Face.

11 November 2006
New York

23.

I pray to God
To see His golden Feet.
I meditate on God
To be His choice instrument.

18 November 2006
New York

24.

While running,
I feel God's Love,
God's Joy and God's Pride
Inside my heart
At every moment.

2 December 2006
Belek, Turkey

25.

The outer sun
Sadly tells me
How far I am from God.
The inner sun
Secretly tells me
How close I am to God.

7 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

26.

A self-giving thought
Is a God-fulfilling
Achievement-joy.

10 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

27.

The outer running
Is the God-awareness-joy.
The inner running
Is the God-closeness-ecstasy.

13 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

28.

My Lord, my Lord!
In Heaven I adore
Your dreaming Eye.
My Lord, my Lord!
On earth I worship
Your protecting Feet.

16 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

29.

Down I bring my Lord
To earth
To cry with me
And weep with my heart.
Up my Lord carries me
To Heaven
To dream with Him
For a new creation.

20 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

30.

My life is a humble
Earth-builder.
My heart is an eager
Heaven-promoter.

23 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

31.

In secrecy supreme
My Beloved Lord tells me
That I have done extremely well
In all my love-devotion-surrender
Examinations.

26 December 2006
Antalya, Turkey

32.

My eyes can fool me,
My ears can fool me,
But not my heart
That loves God only.

30 December 2006
Varna, Bulgaria

33.

Every morning and every evening
My soul, my heart and I
Salute and salute and salute
Our Lord's Victory-Banner.

3 January 2007
Varna, Bulgaria

34.

Not God's Kindness,
Not God's Strictness,
But God's Heart-Tears
Have changed my life completely.

6 January 2007
Varna, Bulgaria

35.

My Lord,
Do tell me the secret of secrets:
How I can please You all the time
In Your own Way.
"My child,
Sing, sing and sing
Only surrender-songs."

10 January 2007
Varna, Bulgaria

36.

Running early in the morning
With God-devotion-heart-joy
Is absolutely the best way
To start the day.

13 January 2007
Varna, Bulgaria

37.

My Lord Supreme,
May I bask every morning
In the Sunshine
Of Your Heaven-born Smiles.

17 January 2007
Varna, Bulgaria

38.

My Lord, my Lord, my Lord,
You live inside my painful body.
You also live inside my blissful heart.
Which place do You prefer?
"My child,
I have no preference.
I love your body and your heart equally.
I suffer and suffer
With your painful body.
I enjoy and enjoy
Your blissful heart."

27 January 2007
Cha-Am, Thailand

39.

My Lord,
When I pray, it is all wrong.
When I meditate, it is all wrong.
When I serve, it is all wrong.
My Lord, what can I do?
"My child,
Before you pray,
Ask Me to pray in and through you.
Before you meditate,
Ask Me to meditate in and through you.
Before you serve,
Ask Me to serve in and through you.
Give Me the full responsibility.
You just be the witness.
Watch Me, what I do and how I do it."

31 January 2007
Cha-Am, Thailand

40.

God's Face I love.
God's Eye I love more.
God's Heart I love much more.
God's Feet I love infinitely more.

3 February 2007
Cha-Am, Thailand

41.

True, my eyes are empty
Of God's Face,
But my heart is all
God's blossomed Face.

9 February 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

42.

Each running step
Beautifully blossoms
As a divine opportunity
To please God in His own Way
Along His Eternity's Road.

13 February 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

43.

My constant upward flight
Solely depends on
My heart's receptivity-depth.

16 February 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

44.

In my inner life,
I am a Heaven-climbing cry.
In my outer life,
I am a man-serving tree.

20 February 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

45.

My failure-life
Is painful.
My success-life
Is delightful.
My progress-life
Is powerful.

23 February 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

46.

I chose God-obedience
To become
God's Heart-Rose.

3 March 2007
New York

47.

Fast, faster, fastest
Go alone.
Every day God will speak to you
Over the phone.

10 March 2007
New York

48.

Each God-given responsibility-task
Is a golden opportunity
To please God in His own Way.

10 March 2007
New York

49.

My sleepless surrender
To God's Will
Entirely depends on
My unconditional love of God.

31 March 2007
New York

50.

May my heart
Be the beauty
Of a morning rose-garden.

7 April 2007
New York

51.

In the morning
I swim in the river
Of God-aspiration.
In the evening
I swim in the sea
Of God-surrender.

10 April 2007
New York

52.

Every morning and every evening
I feed my Lord Supreme
With my soul's beauty,
My heart's sincerity
And my life's simplicity.

14 April 2007
New York

53.

I love the blossoming Beauty
Of the morning God.
I love the deepening Peace
Of the evening God.
I love, I love, I love.

21 April 2007
New York

54.

This morning my Lord Supreme
Has blessingfully shared with me
His most secret
And most sacred Dream —
The time when this world of ours
Shall be inundated with my Lord's
Peace-Beauty and Peace-Fragrance.

28 April 2007
New York

55.

My Lord,
Please, please, please
Bless me with a supreme Secret.
"My child,
I do not want you to be great.
I do not want you to be good.
I want you to be Mine, only Mine.
This is My supreme Secret."

5 May 2007
New York

56.

I sail
My golden dream-reality-boat
Between
My God-obedience-life-shore
And
My God-gratitude-heart-shore.

12 May 2007
New York

57.

Every morning is the birth
Of a new hope.
Every day is the birth
Of a new promise.
Every evening is the birth
Of a new peace.
Every night is the birth
Of a new dream.

26 May 2007
New York

58.

Morning is the sacred time
To offer the world
My God-happiness-soul.
Morning is the secret time
To feed
My God-longing heart.

2 June 2007
New York

59.

My sincere humility-life
Is God's
Precious utility-joy.

9 June 2007
New York

60.

I sing for God soulfully.
God sings for me blessingfully.
We'll go on, go on
Through Eternity.

23 June 2007
New York

61.

When the tears of my heart
Go to my Lord crawling,
My Lord immediately embraces them
With infinite Affection, Love,
Sweetness and Fondness,
And then teaches them
How to sprint
Faster than the fastest,
How to fly
Higher than the highest
And how to dive
Deeper than the deepest.

7 July 2007
New York

62.

Do not surrender to your fate.
Do not accept your fate.
Love God more and more,
Unconditionally.
God has two big Ears.
He will transform
Your earth-bound fate
Into the Heaven-free Bliss.

14 July 2007
New York

63.

God's Eye is my body's
Protection-Temple.
God's Heart is my life's
Illumination-Shrine.

21 July 2007
New York

64.

No lasting defeat,
No lasting failure!
At God's Hour —
Victory, victory!
Now just endure.

28 July 2007
New York

65.

My Lord does not believe
In my very clever mind-flattery.
He believes only
In my life's world-service-tree.

4 August 2007
New York

66.

Every morning
And every evening
My soul most devotedly records
The Nectar-flooded Discourses
Of my Lord Beloved Supreme.

11 August 2007
New York

67.

I must make my heart
A pure God-surrender-song
So that I can strike
God's largest Victory-Gong.

19 August 2007
New York

68.

Marathon is
An unimaginable joy-experience
Of the heart.
Marathon is
An unbearable suffering-experience
Of the body, the vital and the mind.

24 August 2007
Rockland Lake State Park, New York

Short talk offered before the marathon:

I have invoked special Blessings of my Absolute Lord Beloved Supreme for all the marathon runners. Each marathon is an unimaginable joy for the runner's heart. Again, each marathon is an unspeakable torture for the body, the vital and the mind. Our philosophy is to transcend — transcend the physical pain and transcend our previous achievements. My blessings, my love and my gratitude I am offering to each and every runner.

And my special request to you all is this: when you find you are tired, extremely, extremely tired, exhausted, then do not continue, do not continue.

All my love. Start!

69.

May I be a morning
Ascending wave of bliss.
May I be an evening
Descending wave of peace.

26 August 2007
New York

70.

Every day I ply my life-boat
Between
My dreaming soul-shore
And
My crying heart-shore.

1 September 2007
New York

71.

My Lord Supreme,
No more will You suffer
For my sake.
My life has stopped swimming
In ignorance-lake.

8 September 2007
New York

72.

Life is a constant battle
Between the human in us
And the divine in us —
And the divine in us
Will ultimately wear
Victory's garland.

15 September 2007
New York

73.

The fever of the body
Comes and goes.
May my God-love-heart-fever
Remain forever and forever.
The fever of the body
Is torture unbearable.
My God-love-heart-fever
Is rapture unimaginable.

29 September 2007
New York

Notes

Editor's note

These prayers were mostly offered by Sri Chinmoy at the conclusion of the weekly Saturday morning "Runners are smilers two-mile races" held in New York. In 2002 Sri Chinmoy renamed them "Self-Transcendence Races." During Christmas trips to other countries, additional races are held on other days of the week over shorter or longer distances. Sri Chinmoy frequently participated in these races.