Sri Chinmoy meets with Eamon de Valera, President of Ireland (1960-74), in Dublin, Ireland.

Excerpts from their conversation:

President de Valera: “I am grateful to you for illumining me and encouraging me in the evening of my life. It is very rare that a spiritual person like you comes to visit me. Where are your hands? Come closer to me, please. I cannot see you. My vision is very poor.”

Sri Chinmoy: “God has denied you outer vision, but He has granted you inner vision. He is increasing the power of that vision day by day. I see this in your ever-increasing love and ever-increasing compassion for your country.”

President de Valera, deeply moved, then grasped Sri Chinmoy’s hands and kissed them with great emotion.


Photo by Pulak Viscardi


Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to US Congressman for New York Gary Ackerman followed at O’Neill House Office Building, US House of Representatives in Washington, DC.