The Honorary Chief

Comments by Sri Chinmoy
in Borneo


The oldest living head hunter (long ago retired) came to see me in Borneo. He was 85 years old.

Then the chief of the tribe came to see me. The chief liked me so much that he gave me his grandfather’s ring. He put it on my finger and said, “I am making you an honorary chief of the Iban tribe.”

I gave the old man a shirt and the young Iban chief an ocarina. They were both very happy.

I also gave each of them six pictures that I had taken myself when they were dancing. Long live my camera!

Both the old man and the chief had tremendous receptivity.

Published in The World-Experience-Tree-Climber, part 7


The Head-hunter

Comments by Sri Chinmoy
at the Nexus Resort, Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


Yesterday some disciples found a postcard. The head-hunter whom I liked so much in Borneo, the eldest of the family, appears on the postcard wearing our “Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart” medallion! It mentions on the postcard that he dances. He is very short, and he is wearing his crown. — 7 February 2002

Published in The Path of My Inner Pilot


Photo by Adarini Inkei


Sri Chinmoy meets with Ambassador Ananda Guruge of Sri Lanka and his wife Darshanika at a special function in Kijal, Kemaman, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia.