Editor's note to cover photo

On 11 September 1978 in New York, Sri Chinmoy met with Ambassador Elliot Richardson, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. The two discussed their work at the United Nations and Sri Chinmoy presented the Ambassador with one of his original paintings. After their meeting, Ambassador Richardson sent Sri Chinmoy a copy of his book, _The Creative Balance_, inscribed with these words: “To Sri Chinmoy, Artist, Musician, Thinker, Articulator of ideas, Communicator of insights, with the sincere admiration, respect and gratitude of a fellow labourer in the vineyard of peace.”