Quotes – Self Transcendence

If we believe
In our own
Then there can be
No unreachable goal.


Self-transcendence means
In every way.


No matter how many times I fail
I shall not give up,
For my goal
Will not accept
Any defeat.


Continue, continue and continue,
And all the time try to transcend
Your previous limits.


All your insurmountable obstacles.
You are bound to succeed.


The determination
In your heroic effort
Will permeate your mind
And heart
Even after your success
Or failure
Is long forgotten.


Life and sport cannot be separated; they are one.
If we believe in our own self-transcendence-task,
Then there can be no unreachable goal.


Our philosophy
Is progress.
In our self-transcendence
Is our tremendous joy.

Excerpt from Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 13


The soul teaches the body
Never to accept
Any limitation.

Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 224, Agni Press, 1995.

Beloved Lord Supreme,
Do You approve of
My self-transcendence song?
“My son, not only do I approve
But it is I who will
Sing in you,
Sing through you
My Eternity’s Vision-Reality Song.”

Excerpt from Transcendence-Perfection

by Sri Chinmoy.

Do not ride the mighty waves
Of dark despair
If you want to sit on the unparalleled throne
Of self-transcendence.

Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 48 by Sri Chinmoy.

A self-transcendence-mind
Has peace.
A oneness-heart
Is peace.

Excerpt from Peace: God’s Heart-Home, Part 1

O God-seeker,
Be not complacent
With what you have and are!
Develop an ever-increasing hunger,
For even God Himself is obeying
His own Self-Transcendence Message.

Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 49

by Sri Chinmoy.


Are the Self-form
Of the same transcendental Reality.
When I endeavour to fathom
My self-transcendence
With my human comatose eyes,
I see the radical transformation
Of the devouring tiger in me
Into the fast-running, sure-winning deer.
And when I plead with the Supreme
To elucidate the signification
Of transcendence, He just smiles
And declares:
“Yours is the transcendence-task
To touch the feet of My creation
For its fire-pure transformation.
Yours is the transcendence-goal
Where the comity of souls have discovered
Their only haven.”

Excerpt from The Wings Of Light, Part 11

by Sri Chinmoy.


Transcendence is perfection.
Perfection is transcendence
When we transcend our capacities,
Immediately we get an inner joy,
An inner thrill,
Which is another name for perfection.
No perfection can ever be achieved
Without self-transcendence.

Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 16

by Sri Chinmoy.

Since your life has become
A loud self-proclamation-drum,
How will you ever feel the joy
Of a transcendence-satisfaction-life?

Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 8

by Sri Chinmoy.

“Meditation is self-transcendence. Self-transcendence is the message of the Beyond. The message of the Beyond is God, the eternally evolving Soul, and God, the eternally fulfilling Goal.”

Excerpt from Meditation: Self-Transcendence – The Garland Of Nation-Souls by Sri Chinmoy.

“In our life of self-transcendence, from the lower we grow into the higher. The lower is transformed into the higher, the less perfect is transformed into the more perfect. Things that have to be rejected, we reject; things that have to be transformed, we transform; things that have to be transcended, we transcend. This process of transcendence is beyond the thinking of the mental man. It finds its existence in the self-giving of the psychic man. The psychic man becomes part and parcel of reality by identifying with reality itself. “

– From Self transcendence

“Self-competition is self-transcendence. World-competition is ignorance-performance.”

– From Tomorrows dawn

“What is transcendence? Transcendence is a never-ending climbing process, a dynamic reality. The Goal also is a transcending reality. Why do we want to transcend? We want to transcend precisely because we need satisfaction within and satisfaction without. How do we achieve satisfaction? We achieve satisfaction by becoming a mounting flame of aspiration. And when we become a mounting flame of aspiration, satisfaction is achieved by the God-lover in us, the truth-server in us.”

From: Transcendence and Perfection

“In the spiritual life also, we are always trying to transcend and go beyond. If today I do twenty things wrong, then tomorrow I will try to do only nineteen things wrong. I will constantly try to improve myself, and in this way I will get a tremendous sense of satisfaction. I am not competing with anybody other than myself. This is how I can feel that I am arriving at perfection. Again, today’s perfection is only the starting point for tomorrow’s higher perfection.”

Excerpt from Sri Chinmoy Answers, Part 2 by Sri Chinmoy.

“Self-transcendence brings us the message of happiness. “

“Self-transcendence gives us joy in boundless measure. When we transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We do not compete with the rest of the world, but at every moment we compete with ourselves. “

Excerpt from The Vision-Sky Of California by Sri Chinmoy.