The Best Prediction

Last night a few boys were over at my house for Sahishnu’s birthday. Everybody was predicting when I would lift 2,000 pounds. They all said I would do it today. Dhanu and Achyuta were the only ones who didn’t make any predictions.

Some were saying that I would do it at 1:30 in the morning. I told them that I would not try before 4:30 because I was so tired and exhausted, but still they thought I would try right away.

Some predicted times that were only 10 minutes after Unmilan and others finished building the new power rack.

Sahishnu’s prediction was the closest. He said I would lift 2,000 pounds at 7:37 a.m.

This morning at 4:30, I started doing my usual endless weightlifting exercises. Then, at around a quarter to seven, I started attempting to lift 2,039. It was over 500 pounds heavier than my previous best lift, 3 days ago. My fifth attempt was my best performance. After my fifth attempt, I looked at the time and saw it was 7:40. So Sahishnu’s prediction was the best.

Ketan was the farthest away. He said I would do it at 9:00.

— 27 November 1986

Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 2.First published by Agni Press in 1986.

This is the 706th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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