Chinmoy Kumar Ghose better known as Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007)
Chinmoy was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation centre in Queens, New York, and eventually had 7,000 students in 60 countries. A prolific author, artist, poet, and musician, he also held public events such as concerts and meditations on the theme of inner peace. Chinmoy advocated a spiritual path to God through prayer and meditation.
Here’s one of his poems presented in his absence of course on National Poetry Day, 2017 and always of value when Hope seems elusive. Considering the political state of the world today, it seems very relevant but don’t get too wrapped up in world affairs because everything starts with you.
Knows no fear
Hope dares to blossom
Even inside the abysmal abyss
Hope secretly feeds
Sri Chinmoy – Visva Sama Duta “Ambassador of Universal Peace”