“I know that you too strive to ease unnecessary suffering and indeed, have helped many, many people…I thank you for your generosity of spirit and send to you my heartfelt best wishes.”
21 July 1997
Patron of many charitable foundations.
"With deep appreciation, your Great Brother Madiba and I would like it to be known: the extraordinary work you have been doing for the cause of peace in the world and for brotherhood amongst human beings and the peoples of the world."
Mrs Graça Machel
25 August 2003
First Lady of South Africa, wife of Nelson Mandela
First Lady of Mozambique
“Birds in flight—blue sky, mounting aspiration, freedom! Triumph of life…I am sending you my congratulations for being a person who is carrying hope, faith and optimism to mankind.”
Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev
2 February 1994
“I am deeply grieved and saddened to learn of the passing of Sri Chinmoy. He was a true teacher and symbolized the path of peace. He combined spiritual strength and human wisdom. He was an enchanting artist with a real sense of humour. I shall miss him - but his personality, so vivid, will live on.”
Renowned Primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace.
“The day I met Sri Chinmoy for the first time, he became a very special friend for me and my family. Even in death, his generous friendship will continue to inspire me and mine. My friend, fare you well.”
Award-winning Nigerian Writer and Father of African Literature.
“I was in Los Angeles and learned about Sri Chinmoy's passing in the paper. His loss is so great, but his influence greater. He shall be in our hearts forever.”
Academy award-winning actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.