Photo by Adarini Inkei


The story of the photo by Adarini
(Adapted from an interview with Utpal Marshall for Perfection Journey)

“The photo was taken on July 8, 1988, in Washington, DC at an outdoor Peace Concert Guru gave at the Jefferson Memorial, overlooking the Potomac River. [Actually the Tidal Basin, an inlet of the Potomac. –Ed]

“Guru was in a white dhoti, and the whole background is kind of white. The blue carpet was giving a feeling of the sea. Everything was white and blue.

“It is one of my favourite photographs of Sri Chinmoy. I took it just moments after Guru had finished.

“The air was charged with energy as storm clouds roll in across the Potomac. Within minutes the rain will pour down on us.

“Guru at that time was walking back and forth. He said he had to walk back and forth seven times in order to come down from this high plane that he was on.

“The picture is not perfect. It is a little grainy. But the feeling you get from that picture is unbelievable. For me, there is this peace and this vastness.”