The Master's initiation
This is one of the stories in our Story-Gems project, a collection of our experiences with our Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Project homepage »
In the old days, because we were very few disciples, it was customary for Guru to give initiation by touching the head and heart of disciples. Although not everyone was initiated like that, the great majority of us were.
You would stand in front of him. One hand was like this, with a finger on your third eye and the other hand was on your heart chakra. The way I experienced it: I was connected to this universal dynamo, that Guru was pulling out the centuries of darkness and putting in his consciousness, his light, himself, fully into me.
To tell you the truth, this is the very first time I have been able to express this.
Initiation is the immediate expansion
Of the disciple's consciousness and
The conscious manifestation
Of the Master's compassion-height.
Sri Chinmoy 1
- 1. God's Hour, Sky Publishers, New York, 1973
Sri Chinmoy's students describe their inner and outer experiences.
Spiritual FriendsPreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
If I could remember this in my daily life now, I'd be a very high soulCharana Evans Cardiff, Wales
An early spiritual experienceAshrita Furman New York, United States
A vision at 3 a.m in the morningAbarita Dänzer Zürich, Switzerland
Learning to follow my intuitionSaranyu Pearson Geelong, Australia
If I can smile like that, it's worth becoming a discipleMahatapa Palit New York, United States
In the Whirlwind of LifePradeep Hoogakker The Hague, Netherlands
All I needed was the Supreme, and I would always winPragati Pascale New York, United States
You only have to keep your eyes and ears openGannika Wiesenberger Linz, Austria
The happiest I've ever beenGabriele Settimi San Diego, United States
How I learned from Sri ChinmoyPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
A Flame in my HeartAdesh Widmer Zurich, Switzerland
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students