Sri Chinmoy’s Work at the United Nations:

Spirituality and the Power of Silence

An excellent and well-researched essay by Prof. Kusumita P. Pedersen, printed in the journal CrossCurrents, September, 2010.

Many may think of the United Nations mainly as the secular arena of political strife, but the World Organization has a spiritual dimension which, although it is often not visible to the general public, is intrinsic to its purposes. This essay describes the work of the philosopher, poet, humanitarian, and peace-server Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) at the United Nations, a work that was devoted to bringing to the fore, fostering and articulating this spiritual dimension. Sri Chinmoy saw the United Nations not merely as a political institution but as “the Heart-Home of the World-Body” and the focal point of an emerging “world-oneness.” Read more at Wiley Online Library

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