Moving tributes to Sri Chinmoy from all over the world

Tributes have begun arriving from world leaders and inspirational figures from all around the globe; they are being posted on Sri Chinmoy’s official site as they become available to us. among them include moving and heartfelt messages from President Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 9-time Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis. View the tributes here…

In addition, Gary Ackerman, the Congressman for the district in which Sri Chinmoy lived, arrived today to pay his respects to his dear friend of many years, and spontaneously gave an incredibly moving speech:

“..Death in itself is confusing. It is even more confusing when somebody who has exhibited such unbelievable dynamism, such strength, such humility, such power, somehow seems gone from our lives. But that is not the truth. It may be the reality, but it is not the truth. Because what is a visionary, but for his vision? The visionary may be gone, but the vision is here...each and every one of us has been privileged, because we have been touched by a great master-teacher, a great inspirer, who has given us a message, a message to live by...”

Read the entire text of that speech…

There is also a very nice article on Sri Chinmoy’s passing in the New York Times…

4 thoughts on “Moving tributes to Sri Chinmoy from all over the world”

  1. In my retirement, I finally got around to rereading one of Sri Chinmoy’s books titled Heart II. Endeavoring to
    find further reading, I subsequently have found to my
    immeasurable loss, the passing of the Guru of the Great
    Lineage whose effort, it seems, was to translate in
    Western terms the enormous depth the eastern mind has archived and practiced for centuries. At the same
    time, there was no question in my mind that this task,
    as others taken by Sri Chinmoy was adeptly accomp-
    lished in the grasp by his students of this teaching. I missed the 60’s because of too much busy-ness,
    and now in my 60’s the fisherman has leavt his hook.
    Thank you all for accepting and making a home for his
    teaching. The teaching remains, if all I can do is read,
    I will. However far it will allow me to take it, let it be.
    I regret never to have heard his words spoken, but I am
    greatful he brought them here to say. I am indeed
    fortunate. May the Guru’s teaching flourish in the
    garden of our hearts. Peace and Peace again…

  2. I missed the 60’s because of too much busy-ness,
    and now in my 60’s the fisherman has leavt his hook.
    Thank you all for accepting and making a home for his
    teaching. The teaching remains, if all I can do is read,
    I will. However far it will allow me to take it, let it be.
    I regret never to have heard his words spoken, but I am
    greatful he brought them here to say. I am indeed
    fortunate. May the Guru’s teaching flourish in the
    garden of our hearts. Peace and Peace again…

  3. Thank you all for accepting and making a home for his
    teaching. The teaching remains, if all I can do is read,
    I will. However far it will allow me to take it, let it be.
    May the Guru’s teaching flourish in the
    garden of our hearts. Peace and Peace again…
    David ,WI

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