12 Hour Walk 2016

A Photo taken at midnight on the 11th of April 1982. Sri Chinmoy along with a large group of his students participated in the 12 hour walking race on the Jamaica High School Track

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Photo by Shradha

In 1980 he participated in the 12 hour walk for the first time.  The date was April 20th. He completed 45 1/4 miles

Footage courtesy of Abakash:

God wants you to do Him a favour
Before He does you a favour.
He wants you to keep
Your heart-door open
For a few fleeting minutes,
And then, what He will do,
You know:
For hours and hours
He will walk on your life’s shore.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 13, Agni Press, 1983

Early on the evening of April 12th the race is about to begin

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Pratyaya is the race director

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Sri Chinmoy walking around Jamaica High School in 2007

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The first lap

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Sri Chinmoy walking in 1980

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One person will run the marathon in two hours and another will have to exercise patience and run it in 10 or 12 hours. The race goes to the swiftest; that is one theory.

But in the inner world, the race goes to the one who has utmost patience. Because of our infinite patience, our hope of realising God will one day be manifested into reality.

— 27 October 1983

Footage Courtesy of Abakash:

In order to become an expert in any walk of life, we must needs work very hard. We also must know that no sincere effort will be in vain. Each and every sincere effort will be crowned with success, of course, at God’s own choice Hour.

7 Comments to “12 Hour Walk 2016”

  1. Kuladhara says:

    Thanks a lot!

  2. Suren says:

    Very nice article. And what a beautiful photo to end with.

  3. Papaha says:

    Great insight into the consciousness of the event with the recent photos and the historic videos. Thank you!

  4. Satyavaha says:

    What a beautiful event and historical notes!

  5. Grahak says:

    Thanks for the fantastic shots and the video.

  6. kaushalya says:

    Thank you so much! It makes me feel I was there — a timeless, ageless tribute to the joy-filled 12 Hour walk, Joy radiates!

  7. Devaki says:

    Thanks again for sharing. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be there this year. In the old days I loved walking it . Usually I help organize it , and both give me a lot of inner joy ! Congratulations to all the brave souls who transcended themselves and the cold weather ! It is wonderful watching the timeless footage of Guru walking ! Bravo !

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