Appendix: these quotes, from other writings of Sri Chinmoy, were included in the first editions.

"I do not compete with the world. I compete with my ignorance.
  I do not compare myself with the world. I compare myself with my soul’s perfection.
  I do not co-operate with the world’s stupidity. I co-operate with my heart’s purest sincerity."

"Three hundred sixty-five opportunities to realise the Supreme, to reveal the Supreme and to fulfil the Supreme."

"NO speaks through my mind: If there is a God, then how is it that I have never seen Him? No God."

"When Peace is multiplied, Truth is multiplied.
  When Truth is multiplied, Love is multiplied.
  When Love is multiplied, God is multiplied."

"What I can do. Although I am feebler than an insect, I dare to criticise God the Omnipotent.
  What I can do. Although I am His child of love, I dare to forget and ignore Him.
  What I cannot do. Although I am a man, I fail to live a true human life.
  What I cannot do. Although I assert my own existence on earth, I do not know who I am and what I am here for."

"I tell the truth. The world is hurt.
  I tell a lie. God is hurt.
  What am I to do?
  Silence. I must live in silence and become the smiling breath of silence.
  Lo the world loves me, and God blesses me."

"What do I do?
  I let God think for me.
  What else do I do?
  I let God speak through me.
  What more can I do?
  I can let God make me as divine and perfect as He is."

"Our desires expire when our attachments retire.
  Our aspirations die when our temptations dye our life-breath."

"Where joy is wanting, love is wanting.
  Where love is wanting, everything is wanting.
  Where Truth is, Fulfilment is there.
  Where fulfilment is, God is there, there alone."