“Three years ago I had a dream, and in that dream I saw that the distance for this race would be longer in the future.”
Click to Play Sound of Atmavir’s finish:
For Atmavir this morning the finish line is just 41 miles away. When he crosses it for the 9th time late this afternoon it will be the 9th time that he has done so. A distance, should you be so curious to know is 27,900 miles.
He talks about how fast the race went. Which in turn spins the perspective back onto us. A reminder of just how challenging, fulfilling, or frivolous we all spent our past 47 days.
What accomplishments and challenges did we so gracefully and powerfully succeed in like he and all the other members of the very small 3100 mile family.
“I am sure it was not just me that noticed this. I am sure all the runners did and also people who are watching.”
“So I am praying for a new goal. It is really giving me great joy. I am a dreamer and dreamers are walking above the earth.”
“I have strong faith. This year I felt during the race that the capacity is already there. It is just a matter of time. A few more years, and it will come.
“For me this race was the best so far. I feel that they are going up every year. Not just outwardly but inwardly. They are getting richer every single year.”
47 Days: 11 Hours: 32 Minutes: 00 Seconds
Click to Play Sahishnu’s Speech:
Only to invoke
A new Goal
Sri Chinmoy, My blessingful and pride-flooded dedication to the indomitable runners of the 3100-mile Self-Transcendence Race, 2006, Agni Press, 2006
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The camp grows more quiet each day now
It will be a great day
The van arrives
Vasu will finish on Saturday
Yuri arrives with a big bag of ……..dirty laundry?
Start Day 48
A beautiful morning to run
He ran 65 miles
Just 41 more miles to go
Somebody taking a well deserved rest
“Of course you may call this just a weed. To me it is very fine stem ripened, super organic, Triple A bird food.”
Misha leaves tomorrow
By the fence
Vasu ran 70 miles
He starts the day with 3015 miles
Vasu will finish Saturday mornig
A great match
Kaneenika did 54 miles
She now has 2848 miles
She is doing very well and consistent now
Hard to see
Surasa did 50 miles
She now has 2764 miles
Surasa the great
“Now I am really really lost. Joe said to meet him next to the 2 blue lines. WHAT BLUE LINES ?”
Baladev did 52 miles
He now has 2571 miles
By the singers
Sopan did 43 miles. He now has 2484 miles
Utsahi playing a steel drum
Stutisheel did 37 miles
He now has 2402 miles
Ananda-Lahari did 41 miles
He now has 2391 miles
“Definitely a little bit of both.” I just asked Paree whether or not she will be happy or sad.
“Everyone is extra tired, and that is not even talking about the runners. It is actually embarrassing to say we are all tired.”
“It is always a little bit sad when you drive by later in the year and the course is all empty.”
“I always feel that it is important to come. Always Always.”
“For us as disciples. The most important thing for us is to feel Guru. And so we continue to do those things that brings Guru’s presence forward. And help make us feel that his presence is real.”
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Yuri came to sing with the Enthusiasm Awakeners
Yesterday Utthal took him to the beach along with Ashprihanal. Ice cream was involved along the way.
Paree reads the Daily Poem
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Just Before 6PM
Kanala changes the board
Runners are still working
Kausal and Mario working on Stutisheel
The sun is lower
Yuri posing with Aleksei
“Is it this lap?”
4 more days of running for others
Set a new goal,
Even if you have failed
To reach your previous goals.
3 responses to “August 5… A New Goal”
I think the bird and the two blue lines should be printed as a postcard! I could not stop laughing :D!
It is sooo inspiring how different all the runners are! Such a variety of characters, stories, so many different aspects that one can relate to. Amazing. Last few days of the race…
I wonder what the organisers think of a new goal :).
Utpal, your 3100 mile journey is also coming to an end. Thank you so much for all the dedication. You are doing an excellent job :)!!!
Congratulations, Atmavir! It really strikes me how unique each runner’s self-transcendence is.And we all benefit so much from the beauty and mysterious divine purpose of it all. Gratitude to everyone.
Counting forms the heart of the race and accuracy is of utmost importance. With each lap, the runner should hear his name called and make visual contact with his assigned lap counter. Your race number must be worn and visible at all times . There is a new counting shift approximately every 6 hours. At shift changes, your new counter should make his responsibility known to you.