Question: You experienced God-realisation. When did this happen and how did it change your life afterwards?Sri Chinmoy: When I was twelve years old, I realised God. Actually this realisation took place in a previous incarnation, but it took me twelve years to revive and assimilate my inner powers in this incarnation. The inner book that I studied I knew well, but in this incarnation I had to revise it. To revise the book it took me about twenty years. I lived in an ashram in south India from the age of twelve to thirty two.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy speaks, part 1, Agni Press, 1976