... AND 13,000 SONGS

In a staggering achievement, Sri Chinmoy completed the words and music to 13,000 spiritual songs on July 26.

His 13,000th song, in Bengali, entitled “Victory’s Heart-Song,” marked the completion of an odyssey that spanned more than three decades.

“Each of these songs is a gratitude-flower from my heart to my Beloved Lord Supreme,” he declared. Of all his creative achievements, he added, this was the most difficult because of the necessity of following strict Bengali meter and rhyme.

About 5,000 of the songs are in English and 8,000 are in Bengali.

Among these are his longest song, a 194-line poem which he wrote as a youth in India on August 24, 1945, which he set music to on July 8.

Published in Anahata Nada, Volume 25 April-July 1995