My Prayerful Salutations to the United Nations – Part 1

Last modified November 2, 2012

In 1995, in honour of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, Sri Chinmoy offered 50 concerts around the world.

In these concerts, Sri Chinmoy sang, and also played a wide variety of instruments from all over the world.

This is the first of six cassettes released with selections from these 50 concerts. It includes some notable vocal performances and instrumental recordings.


The Inner Role Of The United Nations (extract)

This is an extract from a talk offered by Sri Chinmoy at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva on June 16, 1980.

The inner role of the United Nations tells us that duty and responsibility have to be seen in a different light. Each member of the United Nations has a significant duty and responsibility. Here, by virtue of our prayer and meditation, we have come to realise that duty is nothing other than opportunity, and that responsibility is another name for privilege. Therefore, to serve the United Nations’ unique capacity is to be blessed with a golden opportunity and fruitful privilege.

The inner role of the United Nations tells us success is fleeting, whereas progress is everlasting. It tells us that success on the physical plane, vital plane or mental plane cannot lead us to the final Goal; it is only progress that slowly and unmistakably leads us to our ultimate Goal. Again, when we reach the ultimate Goal, we get the message to go farther, for the ultimate Goal is not a fixed place; it is always in the process of transcending its own reality.

The inner role of the United Nations helps us discover a unique prayer which is the prayer of prayers. At each moment, we have to pray not to conquer but to serve and, while serving, to free the oneness-reality in and around the world. We have to pray not to lead and, again, not to only follow, but to become inseparably one with the comity of nations. Together, all the nations will dive the deepest, fly the highest and march the farthest.

– Sri Chinmoy, Extract from The Inner role of the United Nations

Our gratitude to Sri Chinmoy for this universal musical offering.

Kamalakanta Nieves
October 2006

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