By: Dr. John Weldon
|By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999|
|Sri Chinmoy Centers claim to be the most rapid path to God-realization.|
Info at a Glance
Name: Sri Chinmoy Centers.
Purpose: Achieving Hindu God-realization through the teachings of advaita Vedanta.
Founder: Sri Chinmoy.
Source of authority: The writings of Sri Chinmoy.
Claim: To be the most rapid path to God-realization.
Attitude toward Christianity: Rejecting.
“If you remain calm and quiet, and allow your spiritual [spirit] Guide to enter into you, you will become flooded with Peace. This kind of turning in is not only a valid and correct practice, but is essential for one who has placed himself under the guidance of a spiritual Master” (Sri Chinmoy, Yoga and the Spiritual Life (1974), p. 113, emphasis added).
God: The Brahman of advaita Vedanta.
Jesus: An advanced being, a Brahman (God-realized) soul.
Salvation: Realization of inner divinity.
Man: Inwardly one essence with Brahman.
The Afterlife: Spiritual progression through reincarnation to union with Brahman.
Satan: The embodiment of ignorance.
Prayer: Meditative consciousness.