Dag Hammarskjold Quoted – peace for all – 1971Filed under quotations-collections | Thoughts from the UN community.
“What is the first and foremost thing we expect from meditation? Peace. Peace and nothing else. Meditation is the embodiment of peace. The present-day world needs only one thing: peace.
“The peace-lover, our ex-Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, offers us a sublime message:
‘No peace which is not peace for all . . .”
“In peace, what looms large is eternal, fulfilling rest. He says,
“. . . no rest until all has been fulfilled.’
“Why do we meditate? We meditate just because our life needs inspiration, our life needs aspiration. …
“The truth-seeker in Dag Hammarskjöld, on the strength of his own inner conviction said,
‘Somebody placed the shuttle in your hand: somebody who had already arranged the threads.’
“Meditation is this connecting link between our role in the Divine Play, the Divine Lila, and our ultimate Goal in God’s ever-evolving Universe. …Again, when it is a matter of the individual, one individual can far excel the rest of mankind; similarly, one individual prayer far excels all prayer.
“The profound seeker in Dag Hammarskjöld offers an unparalleled prayer for mankind:
‘Before Thee in humility;
With Thee in faith;
In Thee in Peace.’
Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, United Nations, New York, April 1, 1971 -Sri Chinmoy, The Garland Of Nation-Souls, Agni Press, 1972.