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President Mikhail Gorbachev

President Mikhail Gorbachev and Raisa Maximovna meet with Sri Chinmoy. October 16th, 1994, New York

From President Gorbachev to Sri Chinmoy

“Your loving heart and profound wisdom are a matter of my boundless admiration.”

*November 3rd, 1992.*

“I hope that the New Year will be very successful for all the noble ideas and actions that you and your Peace Centres are promoting all over the world.”

*December 24th, 1992*

“…During these years, the Peace Meditation at the United Nations which you formed has become a powerful force…and it has given new strength to the movement for peace, to the renewal of spirituality and to the survival of humanity.”

*March 17th, 1994*

“There are not many people in the world who are so sincerely dedicated to the ideals of love of fellow human beings, peace and understanding and who are so self-giving in their actions…”

“Your deeds are invaluable, for they cannot be measured by any economic or political parameters; they are noble and cure the human soul.”

*March 27th, 1995*

“…It is not by chance that the United Nations has been giving increasing attention in its activities to the spiritual improvement of the human being and Sri Chinmoy plays an enormous role in that noble work as head of the Centre of Peace Meditation for the whole world.”

*May 23rd, 1995*

“My Friend, you are the personification for the United Nations of dedication to its noble ideals…”

*April 18th, 2001*
Telephone Conversation

“Your enormous and significant activities are helping people to live better lives in peace, friendship and love… Everyone knows and highly appreciates your work at the United Nations. Indeed, you are connected with the whole world, and your work is to foster peace-making efforts and the spiritual development of humanity… Whatever you dedicate yourself to-art, music, poetry, drawing-all this is connected with peace, peace amongst people and peace amongst nations…”

*August 15th, 2001*

From Sri Chinmoy to President Gorbachev:

Poems from: “The Master-Key of the Global Heart”

“President Gorbachev:
A man in a million,
A heart in a billion
A soul in a trillion.”

“You are the most beloved
Of the chosen few
To be garlanded
By Father-God in Heaven
And Mother-God on earth
For your supremely unparalleled contributions
Toward changing the face and fate
Of the suffering world-community.”

“Freedom-grower, Freedom-giver, Freedom-delight!
The liberator-sun of the world's division-night.
Love-peace-fountain, Mikhail,
Earth and Heaven's oneness-thrill.
Gorbachev, Gorbachev, all-where, the peace-blossom-tree.
The master-key of the global heart, bondage-world free.”

“Two Germanys have emptied
Their streaming tears
And blinding fears
Inside your vastness-oneness-heart.”

“May today,
On his 70th birthday-
March 2nd, 2001-
The heart of the entire world
Sing most gratefully, most sweetly
And most hauntingly
President Gorbachev-gratitude-songs
Beneath his giant life-tree.”

“To join President Gorbachev
Is to join a wisdom-inundated circle
And encircle the world-transformation-miracle.”

“God's Hands
Smilingly and confidently
Are shaping the world
Through the hands
Of His beloved son,
Mikhail Gorbachev.”