Archive for the ‘Sri Chinmoy’ Category

An Unwise Transaction

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Pleasure gives me satisfaction
I cannot tell a lie
Happiness gives me infinitely more satisfaction
Truth, Absolute Truth
It seems in order to buy pleasure I
Must spend happiness.
Therefore I have decided it is an
Unwise transaction.

Jitavrata Jacobs.

Drawn from the April 2006 edition of Panorama.


The Poetic Heart of Lord Byron

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Such beauty in these poetic verses from Lord Byron…

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.


There is music in the sighing of a reed;
There’s music in the gushing of a rill;
There’s music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.


Happy New Year 2008

Monday, December 31st, 2007

To all of Panorama’s visitors, may you read and write some lovely poems in this New Year 2008.  And may you all add some lovely verses to the great poem that we have been writing together down through the ages – the poem that is revealing, beautifying and increasing the reality of our universal oneness…


Panorama April 2008

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

A Tribute Edition To Sri Chinmoy
Sri ChinmoyTo all of the members of the Sri Chinmoy Centres around the world who would like to contribute the next edition of Panorama (the hard copy version), the editors would like it known that the April 2008 edition of Panorama will take the form of a tribute to Sri Chinmoy and your experiences as his students. They welcome your contributions (preferably as digital documents) by mid-March at the latest please. These should be sent directly to Prabhakar and Abichal via the normal channels. Thank you – we eagerly look forward to this very special edition of Panorama

Rhyming Plays – poetry for the stage

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Sri Chinmoy was always one for encouraging people to develop themselves on all levels. Indeed, his lifetime of service to humanity, especially since coming to the west in 1964, was a mighty effort in all fields of human endeavour that will serve to inspire humanity for centuries to come.

And for his students, Sri Chinmoy was a wonderful role model who’s example and encouragement gave us the intrepidity and determination to explore new avenues of expression and experience. He always encouraged us to do things that enhanced our spirituality and the knowledge of who we truly are. For some of his students, it was in sports; for some, the arts; for some the field of public service. For many it was all of the above and much more…

Poetry-Poem-Poet – by Sri Chinmoy

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

In October of 1990 Sri Chinmoy visited Sweden to offer a concert. During that visit he gave an inspirational talk entitled Poetry-Poem-Poet at the Musikaliska Akademien in Stockholm. Here are four short excerpts from that talk:

Inside each human being there is a poet. This poet can bring down the loftiest heights of truth and, at the same time, can powerfully eclipse the darkest falsehood if and when necessity demands.