Anahata Nada, Vol. 3, No. 1 – Feb. 1, 1976.

A Remembrance of Things Past


Sri Chinmoy meditates with Liberty-Torch runners at
Christ Church in Philadelphia. Photo by Bhashwar Hart


Philadelphia — Sri Chinmoy held a brief meditation Jan. 10 in Christ Church here in a moving ceremony that evoked memories of the Revolutionary War era.

“I believe in reincarnation,” the master said, declaring that he had worshipped in this very church 200 years ago as a well-known American patriot.

“It is here that I played my role soulfully, devotedly and unconditionally as a supreme lover of this mighty country. Again, in this incarnation I have come as a seeker to love this country and to serve this country infinitely more than I previously did.”

At that time, he continued, “the world was one of hope, promise, sacrifice and pride. Now the world is oneness within, oneness without...”

Upon leaving the church, Sri Chinmoy inscribed in the guest book: “The country-server of the past comes as the country-lover of the present to fulfil the Supreme in His own Way.”

The meditation here was part of the programme for the 360-mile ‘Liberty-Torch’ run between New York and Washington.

Anahata Nada 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.