NEW YORK — At his Dec. 7 Peace Concert at Hunter College, Sri Chinmoy offered his annual New Year’s Message, calling 1997 an inner turning point in humanity’s progress toward world peace.

“The slow and long years of humanity’s hope-heart shall begin to transform into humanity’s fulfilment-life,” he said.

“The beauty of world peace was a sweet dream. The fragrance of world peace shall begin to become a fruitful reality.”

Published in Anahata Nada, Volume 26, November 1996–March, 1997