From his early adolescence to his passing in 2007, aged 76, Sri Chinmoy created a vast collection of meditative poems and aphorisms, numbering well over 100,000. His creative works reflected the simplicity and spontaneity that were a hallmark of both his meditation philosophy, and his life.
Born in 1931, Sri Chinmoy began writing poetry in a spiritual community in South India, where he spent twenty years of his youth before coming to America in 1964. Among his poems are three major collections: Ten Thousand Flower-Flames written between 1978 and 1983, and Twenty Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants between 1983 and 1998. His largest collection Seventy Seven Thousand Service-Trees, was started in 1998, and he had completed 50,000 poems in this series by the time he passed in 2007. In addition to these he authored hundreds of other books of poetry and aphorisms, including smaller series of 1000 poems each, such as The Golden Boat, The Wings of Life and the Dance of Light.
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