My PrayerI always give a very nice prayer before I lift, either silently or out loud. Today in my mind I was praying that either in the near or distant future I would lift the 2,000 pounds. But the phrase “in the near or distant future” was not coming out. I could not add that phrase to my prayer because God knew that it wouldn’t be in the near or distant future but in the immediate future.
— 27 November 1986
Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 2, Agni Press, 1986