The Master's initiation

This is one of the stories in our Story-Gems project, a collection of our experiences with our Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Project homepage »


In the old days, because we were very few disciples, it was customary for Guru to give initiation by touching the head and heart of disciples. Although not everyone was initiated like that, the great majority of us were.

You would stand in front of him. One hand was like this, with a finger on your third eye and the other hand was on your heart chakra. The way I experienced it: I was connected to this universal dynamo, that Guru was pulling out the centuries of darkness and putting in his consciousness, his light, himself, fully into me.

To tell you the truth, this is the very first time I have been able to express this.

Initiation is the immediate expansion
Of the disciple's consciousness and
The conscious manifestation
Of the Master's compassion-height.

Sri Chinmoy 1