Sri Chinmoy Statue in Prague

This statue of Sri Chinmoy is located on the banks of the river Vltava in Prague; in recent days, it has featured in many newspapers as images show the devastating flood waters, rising to partially submerge the statue.

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Photo: Apaguha Vesely

Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) dedicated his life to the promotion of peace. He founded the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run and offered over 700 Peace Concerts around the world.

The beautiful statue was created by British sculptor, Kaivalya Torpy and was dedicated in a ceremony during October 2009. At the opening ceremony, Kaivalya Torpy  said he hoped that the statue of Sri Chinmoy would stand as a symbol of peace and hope, and inspire the next generation of peace lovers.

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Sri Chinmoy wrote many short poems on the theme of peace and hope.

World-peace
Can be achieved
When the power of love
Replaces
The love of power.

– Sri Chinmoy [1]

No matter what happens,
Do not lose hope,
For once hope is gone,
Everything is gone.

– Sri Chinmoy [2]

 

Sculptor Kaivalya Torpy with statue in 2009.

 

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Footnotes

[1] Sri Chinmoy, 1997, Peace-Lovers, AUM publications.

[2] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 13, Agni Press, 1999.

Photos: Czech Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries / Apaguha Vesely

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