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Quotes on compassion


“Unless and until you have developed
A heart inundated with compassion,
Do not sit on the seat of judgement.“


Is far beyond the domain
Of all laws.


Frustration mounts
When Compassion fades.


Sooner or later


“Concern, compassion, love: these are three rungs in one ladder. Compassion in the ordinary sense of the term, when it is given from one individual to another, always has a sense of separativity and inferiority. He who has compassion is superior; he who receives compassion is inferior. He who has the capacity uses the compassion-power, and he who does not have the capacity receives the compassion-power from the superior. But in the spiritual life, compassion is nothing other than oneness itself. Compassion does not mean a sense of pity. Compassion is the expansion of what one eternally is.”


“Compassion is at once the seed and fruit of self-education. And it is from self-education that we can offer our wisdom-light to mankind. Wisdom-light is a self-giving flame that slowly, steadily and unerringly grows into a God-becoming sun.


“In the ordinary, unaspiring life, compassion is a very tricky word. We say ‘compassion’ when we mean to say ‘attachment’. In the human world there is no compassion; it is all unconscious attachment. When people who live in the physical world say that they are showing compassion to someone because he is weak and he needs guidance, this is not true. It is only attachment, and from this attachment they expect an aggrandisement of their own ego.”


Aspirant! If evil has an access to the mid-ocean and to the sky, God’s all-pervading Compassion has a freer and more embracing access to these places.

Impelled by His strongest Compassion, God takes the feeblest man into His Omnipotence.




  1. – Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 3, Agni Press, 1998
  2. – Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 39
  3. – Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 22
  4. Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 45
  5. Sri Chinmoy, Inspiration-garden and aspiration-leaves, Agni Press, 1977
  6. Sri Chinmoy,  ‘Sound-Silence’
  7. Sri Chinmoy, Life-tree-leaves
  8. – Sri Chinmoy, Eternity’s Breath, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, 1972

Quotes – Who am I?


Only in my deep meditation
Do I come to know
Who I truly am.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 37, Agni Press, 2004

Who am I?
I am
An eternal seeker.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 45, Agni Press, 2006

There is only one question:
Who am I?

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 49, Agni Press, 2008

I fool myself miserably
By thinking that I know
Who I truly am.

Sri Chinmoy, My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 12, Agni Press, 2002

My mind
Does not know
Who I am.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 26, Agni Press, 2002

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Quotes about the spiritual life


“You do not have to
Give up anything.
Just value your spiritual life
And automatically you will feel
That this new life of yours
Comes first.”

– Sri Chinmoy 1

“Once you enter into the spiritual life,
Be careful!
You are not entitled
To while away your time.”

– Sri Chinmoy 2

“It is a mistaken idea that the spiritual life is a life of austerity and a bed of thorns. No, never! We came from the Blissful. To the Blissful we shall return with the spontaneous joy of life. It seems difficult because we cater to our ego. It looks unnatural because we cherish our doubts.”

– Sri Chinmoy 3

“Life is a long road.
Along the road at every moment
We must remain cheerful and

– Sri Chinmoy 4

“Spirituality can and should be practised irrespective of place and time. Anybody on earth can practise spiritual life. Spiritual life can never be an artificial life. Spiritual life is something which is natural and spontaneous.”

– Sri Chinmoy 5

“Acceptance, the acceptance of life with a divine attitude, is not only a lofty idea, but the very ideal of life.”

– Sri Chinmoy 6

“Acceptance of the life divine is the transcendence of human ego. The transcendence of ego is man’s real dignity and true worth.”

– Sri Chinmoy 6

“Those who run after happiness will never be happy. Happiness is something that has to come to the fore from within.”

– Sri Chinmoy 8

“Do not blame the circumstances!
You must rise far above
The domain of circumstances.”

– Sri Chinmoy 9

“No matter where you are,
You do have the hidden capacity
To climb higher and dive deeper,
Even if it is just an inch.”

– Sri Chinmoy 10

“Since life is but a continuous
Series of experiences,
Everything ultimately helps me
Towards my final enlightenment.”

– Sri Chinmoy 11

“A spiritually established life
Is not an easy task,
A materially satisfied life
Is an impossible task.”

– Sri Chinmoy 12