A Reunion with Ida Patterson

by Sri Chinmoy


On 3 October 1987 I went to Minneapolis to give a concert and I saw Ida Patterson* again. I said to her, “You are still very, very strong, energetic, dynamic. I am so happy to see you again. Twenty years ago I came to your place and you gave me shelter.”

She replied, “You were just a young man. You said you came into the lion’s mouth when you came to America.”

“Luckily, I was not devoured!” was my reply.

Published in My Consulate Years


* Ida Patterson first met Sri Chinmoy in 1962 at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. He said she was “absolutely the first human being or truth-seeker or God-lover to see something in my eyes.” Sri Chinmoy referred to her as a spiritual sister and gave her the spiritual name ‘Sukhukee’. In late 1965, the year after Sri Chinmoy came to America, Ida Patterson arranged for him to give a series of talks in her home city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.



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