Editor's note to cover photo

Foreign Minister Illueca of Panama presents Sri Chinmoy with his country’s highest decoration, the Order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa in the rank of Great Cross, on 20 August 1981. The occasion was the fiftieth birthday salute to Sri Chinmoy held in the Church Centre of the United Nations. On making the award, Illueca declared, “All of us here have tears and smiles of joy in our hearts in paying a tribute of gratitude to Sri Chinmoy on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. Sri Chinmoy is a guiding light that leads to the way of oneness and to the supreme Oneness itself. Through his teachings he has given us Heaven-vision and earth-reality.”