Anahata Nada, Vol. 1, No. 5 – April 27, 1974.
The sense of spiritual intimacy that cones from having a Guru became strikingly apparent during the April 13th celebration when Sri Chinmoy’s disciples were offered a home-cooked dinner by the Master.
Sri Chinmoy worked all through the night – unassisted – to prepare ten separate dishes for the huge anniversary dinner which was held at his home. Approximately four hundred persons attended, arriving in groups of fifty or sixty. This was the second tine that day they had come to his house. Earlier in the morning they had meditated with him there in groups.
As the procession filed in, Sri Chinmoy stood off to one side, smiling. He was wearing a white chef’s hat one of his disciples had bought him for the occasion.
The personal effort that went into preparing the food was Sri Chinmoy’s way, on the physical plane, of offering his gratitude to the Supreme in each of his disciples … gratitude for being allowed to serve God within them during his ten years in the West. It was his way, he said, of offering his love, as earlier he had offered his love in another way – through soulful meditation.
Note: Anahata Nada was the longest running newsletter of the Sri Chinmoy Centre. It was first published on January 1, 1974, and chronicled Sri Chinmoy’s life and activities for over three decades until 2007.