Question: The ideas from your talk — are these your own or based on your religion or some other religion?

Sri Chinmoy: My talk was based on my own inner experiences, my own inner realisation. I was born a Hindu, so you can say that my religion is Hinduism. Others will say that. But I wish to say, being a spiritual man, that I welcome all religions as my own. And at the same time, being a lover of God, a seeker of the infinite truth, my inner Being compels me to say that I transcend all religions. Each religion is right, absolutely right in its own way, but when one cries for the highest Ultimate truth, at that time God becomes his only religion.

So in my case, what I have said is on the strength of my own inner experiences and realisations.