Photo by Shraddha Howard


Sri Chinmoy invites ‘the father of long-distance running’ Ted Corbitt to officiate at the Father's Day Marathon, beginning at 3 a.m., at Flushing Meadows Park in New York.

Later in the day, Sri Chinmoy composes a song, ‘Father’s Day No, Children’s Day Yes’.



Sri Chinmoy meets with Mother Teresa for the fifth and final time at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, New York. In honour of her upcoming birthday on 27 August, which is also Sri Chinmoy’s birthday, Sri Chinmoy presents Mother Teresa with a special book of spiritual poems and songs he had written for her, entitled Mother Teresa: Humanity’s Flower Heart; Divinity’s Fragrance-Soul


Mother Teresa to Sri Chinmoy:

“Pray for us that we continue to do God’s Work, and I will pray for you that you grow in great love for God and spread that love everywhere you go. Thank you very much. You must come to Calcutta and you must bring all the singers from your group to Calcutta.”

Sri Chinmoy about his meeting with Mother Teresa:

“In Mother Teresa I see so much of Mother Mary… Other women saints have prayed and have been very spiritual, but their works have been limited to a particular town or city or village. Here, in her case, the whole world she has covered. Is there any place she has not gone!”

Published in Humanity’s Flower-Heart, Divinity’s Fragrance-Soul, part 2