Vidagdha’s Jacket

This morning I saw the jacket Vidagdha gave me that says, “Training for 1 Ton.” When I saw the jacket, I got confidence that I would do 2,000 pounds. I said, “Let me do it today.”

First I did 400, 600, 800 and then 1,000 pounds, and all the time I was wearing her jacket. She will be so happy!

Then I went from 1,000 to 2,000. When I was lifting 2,000, I didn’t dare use the jacket because I knew I had to kill myself and the jacket might be slippery. I was afraid the weight might slip off my shoulders. So I took the jacket off and held it in front of the video camera.

— 30 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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