Tag: Guinness world records

  • Innocent Joy… (World’s Longest Seesaw 2019)

    There is only one time To be happy, And that time Is now! Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 22, Agni Press, 2001 Having innocent joy is something that most of us never grow tired of.   We can for a time be caught up and distracted by our own problems but something within us seems […]

  • 72,000 Burning Candles: A Celebration and A New Guinness World Record

    In was in 2005 when Ashrita first came up with the idea of setting a new Guinness world record in order to celebrate Sri Chinmoy’s 74th birthday.   At the time it seemed like an impossibly difficult if not dangerous thing to do. All of the above of course were true but in the end […]

  • World’s Largest Tennis Ball Mosaic….Love And Serve

    It was big, it was colorful, and it was a fitting tribute to Sri Chinmoy, who so loved playing tennis.   The gigantic tennis ball mosaic, made from 10,084 balls, was of course much much more than record breaking.  It was a true piece of art, it was a collaboration, it was a soulful offering, […]

  • World’s Largest Flower Garland…The Amazing Things You Can Do When You Are In Your Heart

    “We are trying to break the record for the world’s largest flower garland.  So we have 185,000 stems of carnations freshly arrived from Colombia.” …. Pavaka The sun has just started to brighten up the large playing field in Queens.  Many hours earlier around 5 am Pavaka, had gone and picked up the huge mountain […]

  • World’s Largest Peace Torch

    The moon has been growing full for some days now.  It is hard for us to resist its pull and attraction when it glows so bright and inviting in the clear Spring night.  But on this past Sunday evening there was another lofty brightness illuminating the darkness that caught the attention of several hundred people […]

  • World’s Largest Incense Stick

    If your life is swimming In the river of sorrow, Then burn the incense of your heart And inundate your entire being With Eternity’s Light and Infinity’s Delight. Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 81, Agni Press, 1983 Trying to harness inspiration in our lives is one of those most illusive of things.  For most […]

  • Day Three: Listening To His Own Heart

    With so many nationalities represented and so many different languages spoken, sometimes communication can be a little awkward at the Self Transcendence race in Flushing Meadow.  But when you strip away the runners origins, eliminate personal habits, and simply just forget all the little idiosyncrasies that make up our fragile humanity something very powerful and […]

  • Reaching New Heights

    In many ways it is a typical Queens backyard.    There is a nice Cherry tree in the back corner and a chain link fence by the street that keeps the rambling expanse of green secluded and private.  For 50 weeks of the year you wouldn’t pay much notice to it at all.  It is […]

  • The Sweetest Item We Could Think Of

    It has to be one of the humblest of all confections.  The lollipop is simply a small piece of hard flavored candy on top of a stick.  With absolutely no nutritional value.  Its sole purpose is to offer a modest measure of sweet joy to the consumer and perhaps allow them some brief time to […]