Sri Chinmoy

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999
Sri Chinmoy Centers claim to be the most rapid path to God-realization.


Sri Chinmoy

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).

Doctrinal Summary

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.

Sin: Ignorance.

The Afterlife: Spiritual progression through reincarnation to union with Brahman.

Satan: The embodiment of ignorance.

Prayer: Meditative consciousness.

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