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Sri Chinmoy lifts university professors at Columbia University in New York.


The Scientific Board of the National Health Institute confers the Degree of Honorary Doctor of the National Health Institute upon Sri Chinmoy “for his outstanding contribution to the maintenance and strengthening of the health of the peoples of the world.” The Diploma of Honorary Doctor is presented to Sri Chinmoy by the Rector of the National Health Institute, Professor P.P. Gorbenko.


During the award presentation ceremony, Professor P.P. Gorbenko read out the following slogan of the National Health Institute:

 "Healthy world to you.
  Healthy world to your family members.
  Healthy world to all peoples of our planet."

Sri Chinmoy: I wish to thank you from the very depths of my heart for the kind and blessingful message that you have just offered to me. This momentous award I shall cherish forever in my heart of gratitude to you.

The body's health is essential. Inside the body is the soul, our inner existence. What we need is physical fitness, not physical supremacy to defeat others and glorify ourselves. We need health, physical fitness, which is of paramount importance. When we are physically fit, we can achieve the things that we need most in our life. It is only through physical fitness that we can achieve what we desire and fulfil our lofty aspiration. Therefore, we must keep our body always fit to love God and to serve God in humanity.

Published in  I Prayerfully Bow to the Soul of Russia