United Nations Day – signifies a day of universal hope, promise, peace and oneness. 1978 Oct 24

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On 24 October 1978 the Peace Meditation at the United Nations observed United Nations Day with a programme in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium. Sri Chinmoy made the following remarks on that occasion.

Today is U.N. Day.

What does U.N. Day signify?

It signifies a day of universal hope,

a day of universal promise,

a day of universal peace and a day of universal oneness.

Hope brightens humanity’s present deplorable fate.

Promise encourages humanity’s speed, which embodies success and progress.

Peace enlightens humanity’s age-old ignorance.

And satisfaction, which is founded upon oneness, the oneness-family that we would like to live in,

will one day dawn in our aspiring heart and our dedicated life.



To us, the United Nations is not a mere building,

it is not a mere concept,

it is not wishful thinking or even a dream.

It is a reality which is growing, glowing and manifesting its radiance here, there, all-where,

throughout the length and breadth of the world.

All those who are sincerely crying for a oneness-family, according to their receptivity, are receiving light from the soul of the United Nations.

– comments by Sri Chinmoy, On 24 October 1978, Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium UN, NY, appears in : The Inner Role Of The United Nations, Agni Press, 1993.
– for excerpts of the programme for the day see: United Nations Day Observed -1978
which was included as part of the report to the Secretary-General 1978