The Inner Running and the Outer Running

Sri Chinmoy

AUM Publications



Down the sweep of centuries there have been many who, through God-given talent and discipline, became great runners. There have also been many who, through God-given capacity and inner discipline, became great spiritual figures runners in the inner world.

A champion sprinter and decathlete in his youth, Sri Chinmoy took up long distance running in his late forties, and in the span of seven years completed twenty-two marathons, three ultramarathons, and countless shorter races. More important, his inner life of the spirit laid the philosophical foundation for the world s most respected ultra-distance running organisation, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.

"Our philosophy does not negate either the outer life or the inner life. Both outer running and inner running are important." - Sri Chinmoy.

The outer running reminds us of something higher and deeper the soul which is running along Eternity s Road. The inner running inspires us to keep the body-temple in perfect condition for our inner and outer satisfaction.

Herein lies a distillation of the teachings of a unique authority on the relationship between spirituality and running. At once sublimely elevating and supremely practical, Sri Chinmoy s words will encourage and inspire both the inner and outer runner in you towards ever-greater progress, happiness and success both within and without.

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: AUM Publications; First edition (August 30, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1934972029
ISBN-13: 978-1934972021