The power of gratitudeAbsolutely the fastest way to make progress in the inner life is through gratitude. When I look at my 350-pound dumb-bell, believe me, perhaps my mind is more frightened than yours! But when I offer my gratitude to the Supreme early in the morning, there is no fear at all.
— 11 September 1986
Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 1, Agni Press, 1986