In memory of U Thant. 1

Beloved Brother, you were a man of silence, you were a man of peace. May the Supreme grant your soul Eternity’s Silence and your heart Infinity’s Peace.

The passing of our beloved brother U Thant marks the real death of a colossal hope for the twentieth century. Divinely great he was; supremely good he is. The greatness of his earth-height his body-consciousness is carrying. The goodness of his Heaven-delight his soul has left for us, for Mother Earth to claim as her very own and treasure forever and ever.

We, the members of the United Nations Meditation Group, have a special place for our beloved brother U Thant in the inmost recesses of our gratitude-hearts, for he has helped us unreservedly with his aspiring heart and with his illumining soul, both inwardly and outwardly. We have been extremely fortunate for being blessed by his soul’s light.

I have received from him quite a few letters of deepest light and profoundest wisdom encouraging and inspiring us to be of greater service to the soul of the United Nations and to be of greater service to aspiring mankind. I wish to read out to you one of his recent letters….

[Sri Chinmoy read out a brief letter from U Thant.]

I wish to invite those seekers from the United Nations Meditation Group who would like to offer their heartfelt feelings to honour and perpetuate the memory of our beloved spiritual brother U Thant to say just a few words to us all. I would be very grateful if you would like to share your feelings with the rest of the group.


  1. AUM 1326. Sri Chinmoy delivered the following short message in memory of U Thant at the chapel of the Church Centre for the United Nations during the regular weekly meditation which he holds there for delegates and staff members of the United Nations. Tuesday, 26 November 1974