1982 – Meeting with President of India, Giani Zail Singh and Song Oct 30

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The Peace Meditation Choir at the UN performed a song for the  President of India, Giani Zail Singh during his meeting with Sri Chinmoy on Oct 30 1982.



The President of India, Giani Zail Singh, met with Sri Chinmoy on October 30 for a brief session of prayer, meditation and spiritual discussion.

The Indian President, who was on his way back to India after open heart surgery, listened in rapt attention while the Meditation Group singers sang a song that Sri Chinmoy had composed in his honour, entitled “Giani: 0 Enlightened One.”

The President said: “Your prayers to God give greatest strength to me. I cannot forget . . . (them}.” Sri Chinmoy responded: “Beloved President, your simplicity is your towering greatness. Your sincerity is your illumining goodness. Your humility is your unparalleled excellence. Your wisdom is your perfect Perfection.”

Comparing the President’s humble origins with those of Abraham Lincoln, Sri Chinmoy called the Indian leader “the Abraham Lincoln of India .” Although neither of the two Presidents cared for university degrees, the Master pointed out, “Both of you have proved to the world at large to be oceans of knowledge light. President Lincoln’s soul and our beloved Giani’s soul are sailing in the same golden boat towards the supreme destination, a universal oneness-heart. ”

The Indian President said : ‘When I look back within, I feel that I may not deserve all those words. All that I am is due to the Grace of God . . . . It is God’s Will that prevails and makes one do what God wants one to do. Even so, Mahapurusha, your words will help me live up to your expectations of me. I thank you and your people for coming and praying for me. I see such purity inside all of you. Your prayers have definitely reached God. I thank you profusely.”

-excerpt from Anahata Nada September 1982 – January 1983

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