April 14, 1970

Today’s United Nations was yesterday’s perfecting Vision.

Tomorrow’s United Nations is today’s fulfilling Realisation.

Unity is not oneness. A bud is not a flower.

Unity is the temple. Oneness is the shrine.

The absence of unity is imminent confusion.

The absence of oneness is the ultimate destruction.

The presence of unity is the immediate end of human imperfection and limitation.

The presence of oneness is the glorious beginning of man’s perfect Perfection.

Sri Chinmoy, The Garland Of Nation-Souls, Agni Press, 1972.