Sri Chinmoy inaugurates the first Aum Centre — later known as the Sri Chinmoy Centre — in Miramar, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (It is legally incorporated on August 12, 1966.)


Excerpt from an informal talk given by Sri Chinmoy at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Puerto Rico, on September 29, 1974:

 “Seven years ago, when I was totally unknown to the seekers’ world, it was Puerto Rico that saw something in me. Call it Light, call it Peace, call it Bliss... That is why it opened its heart’s door and welcomed me to be of dedicated service to the Supreme here.

As long as I am on earth and when I am gone, when the soul leaves the body-cage, I shall remember Puerto Rico with my heart’s eternal gratitude and my soul’s concern-light.” 



Interview with the President of Iceland

At 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 1974, Sri Chinmoy has a private meeting with the President of Iceland, Dr. Kristjan Eldjarn, at the presidential offices, Reykjavik, Iceland.

The President and Sri Chinmoy speak about India’s ancient scriptures, the Vedas, about the common link between Sanskrit and the Icelandic language, and about Sri Chinmoy’s work at the United Nations.

During his meeting with Sri Chinmoy, President Eldjarn states:

“I should imagine that there would be quite a high level of interest in what you say here in Iceland.”

Published in AUM – Vol. 1, No. 7, July 27, 1974