Anahata Nada , Vol. 19 – April-July, 1990


Guru’s Mandela Song Broadcast Nationwide


A song Sri Chinmoy composed about Nelson Mandela was broadcast nationwide on National Public Radio during his visit to the U.S. It was also aired on several commercial stations across the country, including New York’s WQXR, and sung on television by a church choir in Seattle.


Peace Leader Meets with Nelson Mandela at the U.N.


United Nations – South African leader Nelson Mandela met with Sri Chinmoy here June 22 after addressing the U.N. General Assembly.

The freedom fighter’s wife, Winnie, brought the spiritual Master to Mandela’s private room, where he was chatting with New York Mayor David Dinkins.

When the spiritual teacher came in, Dinkins immediately rose and introduced him to Mandela.

“South Africa sleeplessly needs the fragrance of your heart for its liberation and peace,” Sri Chinmoy told him, “and the whole world soulfully needs the garden of your life for its inspiration and bliss.”


Sri Chinmoy gives South African leader Nelson Mandela, center, a copy of a song he wrote about him while New York Mayor David Dinkins observes.


Anahata Nada, edited by Chidananda, 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.