Question: What is the relationship between the American Declaration of Independence and the United Nations Charter?

Sri Chinmoy: The American Declaration of Independence had the pioneer vision of faith, dignity and humanity’s basic needs: equal rights, justice and freedom. Basically, the same things are found in the Charter of the United Nations. Therefore we can safely say that the Declaration of Independence and the U. N. Charter are two close friends walking along the same road. One came and joined the other later on the road, and now both are walking together to reach the self-same goal, the goal of world peace and satisfaction.

Sri Chinmoy, The Bicentennial Flames at the United Nations.First published by Agni Press in 1976.

This is the 261st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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