On the Wednesday night before his passing away the following morning, Sri Chinmoy held a meditation function for his students at which copies of his latest book of poetry were made available for sale. The book was the 52nd instalment of a series entitled My Christmas-New Year-Vacation-Aspiration-Prayers, consisting of prayer-poems Sri Chinmoy wrote on his visits to other countries between November and February each year.
The final prayer-poem in this series reads as follows:
“My physical death
Is not the end of my life –
I am an eternal journey.”
This poem is the last poem published during Sri Chinmoy’s lifetime.