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“Your message and mine are the same. When we both leave this world, you and I, we will meet together.”

Pope Paul VI
22 March 1972
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"I am so pleased with all the good work you are doing for world peace and for people in so many countries. May we continue to work together and to share together all for the glory of God and for the good of man."

Mother Teresa
1 October, 1994, Rome
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“You are part of the spiritual force of love that emanates from God and which will transform the evil of this world into its counterpart. Thank you for persisting and going on, going on. Perhaps the world continues in existence only because of people like yourselves who help to hold it in being.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
16 March 2004
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"Sri Chinmoy and I are part of so many religious leaders who believe that we are trying to usher in a new age, an age where all religions can talk about one God."

Monsignor Tom Hartman
Archdiocese of Rockville Center, Long Island, New York.
Presenter, ’The God Squad’


Hinduism

“I am pleased that you are spreading India’s message of peace and love in the Western world. I wish you continued success in your endeavours.”

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Second President of India 1963-67
10 November 1965

Swami Satchidananda and Sri Chinmoy

Swami Satchidananda and Sri Chinmoy

“I have long appreciated and admired your service to humanity. You are a tireless champion of world peace and the highest aspirations of the humankind. Your varied activities in the arts—as a musician, poet and visual artist—show how the Divine Power, which is present in all of us, can manifest itself through our creative faculties.”

Swami Satchidananda
Founder of Integral Yoga Institutes Worldwide
27 August 2001


Buddhism

Dalai Lama with the Sri Chinmoy Peace Torch

Dalai Lama with the Sri Chinmoy Peace Torch

“Sri Chinmoy has dedicated his life’s work to fostering peace and harmony in the world through meditation, music, poetry, painting and humanitarian work.”

Dalai Lama
10 August 2006

“I am confident that your Peace-Blossoms dedication will help in making the people and their leaders more aware about the importance of peace.”

Dalai Lama
2 November 1992

Sri Chinmoy and the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, 1989.

Sri Chinmoy and the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, 1989.

“For over 40 years Sri Chinmoy has dedicated himself to serving the world for the benefit of humanity and for the happiness of the many. This can truly be considered as he was indeed born for the good, well-being and happness of humanity and the world.

His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara
19th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand
13 April 2004

"Sri Chinmoy is trying to bring down peace to the entire world... Wherever he goes, he (Sri Chinmoy) is a direct sign of peace for all who see him. He can bring all the nations and the different cultures into one. To me the path of oneness and loving mercy of Sri Chinmoy is fully and totally one with the path of Lord Buddha. Sri Chinmoy is simply on our tiny earth here and now to share the same loving kindness, mercy and spiritual power."

Phra Kru Vinaithorn Virasak Kittivaro
Venerable Abbot of Khao Takiab Temple, Hua Hin, Thailand


"Sri Chinmoy will be a great hope of Buddhism to bring the message of the Lord Buddha to the people of the world."

Venerable Pratamkunaporn Abbot of Wat Pho
Royal Temple of Thailand
19 December 1988


Islam and Sufism

"I have always treasured Sri Chinmoy in my heart and soul, and often talk about him at my meetings because it is a very special, rare thing to find a genuine representative of spirituality. This is what we feel in the presence of Sri Chinmoy—authenticity."

Pir Vilayat Khan
Head of the Sufi Order in the West
23 April 1989

"The world badly needs more peaceful and loving men like Sri Chinmoy. I am a Muslim and he is serving all people of peace. Sri Chinmoy is doing so much for the world, for people of all faiths, because of his own peace and faith."

Muhammad Ali
Three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

“I feel that Sri Chinmoy is the true world leader. He gives all he has to serve the people. He knows the secrets of life. Sri Chinmoy has the key to open up the heart of the whole world.”

Sinoehoen Pakoeboewono XII
King of Surakarta and King of all Royalty of Indonesia
10 December 2003

“I offer my deepest respects to Sri Chinmoy. I admired him before our meeting, and now I am now even more admiring.”

Shaykh Dr. Ibrahim Abdul-Malik
General Secretary of the Imams Council of New York

Interfaith

Sri Chinmoy at a United Nations Interfaith Service, 25 April 1997.

Sri Chinmoy at a United Nations Interfaith Service, 25 April 1997.

"Sri Chinmoy, your own life's work of most devoted service to interfaith understanding and world-oneness is unparalleled."

Rev. James Park Morton
Chairman & Organiser of the Annual Interfaith Service
President of the Interfaith Center of New York

"The spirit of dedication with which Sri Chinmoy has been devoting his energies in lifting the hearts of men and women into spiritual realms of prayer and meditation for world peace is highly praiseworthy."

Professor Harmindar Singh
Vice Chairman, World Conference on Religions and Peace

“We think such a starkly singular and wordless presence will be the perfect entry for participants into the Parliament experience, and we can think of no one better to do it than you.”

Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
Official invitation to Sri Chinmoy 24 December 2003