Agraha's fervent requestToday was the first day I attempted to lift 320 pounds and it was also Agraha's birthday. In the morning I tried to lift the weight four times, but I did not succeed. Then Agraha made such a sincere and fervent request for me to try again that I did try again late in the afternoon. That time I did it.
Yesterday was Unmilan's birthday, so I was honouring both Agraha and Unmilan with my lift. Without Unmilan's machines, my weightlifting does not exist.
— 21 August 1986
Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 1, Agni Press, 1986