A Letter to Sri Chinmoy

from Nelson Mandela
First President of South Africa
Nobel Peace Laureate (1994)


My Brother, I applaud your lifetime of service to humanity in the great cause of world peace. I will always remember our meetings with much joy.



President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana

at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York


Our beloved President Bharrat Jagdeo, I am extremely, extremely grateful to you for coming to our Aspiration-Ground and blessing the citizens of many countries.

Something most significant took place between your soul and my soul in 1964. You saw the light of day in 1964 to bud, bloom and blossom, slowly, steadily and unerringly, to be of service not only to your beloved country, Guyana, but to the whole humankind. For that, my heart is all gratitude to you and all pride in you. Something quite significant happened in my life as well: I came to America in 1964 to offer my service to America, and then slowly and steadily I was able to be of service to many, many countries of this world. So, I feel in the inner world there is a most significant inner bond between your soul and my soul.

May God, the Author of all good, shower His choicest Blessings upon your devoted head and self-giving heart and life. I am extremely proud of you and extremely grateful to you. Already you have done many, many, many good things to elevate the consciousness of your country and to raise the standard of your country. In our humble way we wish to congratulate you on your country’s stupendous success and tremendous progress, which is all due to your sleeplessly self-giving life. — Sri Chinmoy

Published in My Golden Children


Photo by Adarini Inkei


Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation for peace at the closing ceremony of the World Harmony Run, held in the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, Manhattan, New York.