Editor's note to cover photo

Indian Ambassador to the United Nations, Rikhi Jaipal, chats with Sri Chinmoy after presenting one of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings to UNICEF on behalf of the Indian Government on 29 March 1979. The painting became part of a travelling exhibit promoting the International Year of the Child. During the presentation Ambassador Jaipal said, “There can be no higher religion than our common allegiance to humanity, which is inherent in the Charter of the United Nations and which is the message that is implicit in the teaching of Sri Chinmoy.” When Sri Chinmoy later thanked Ambassador Jaipal for his kind words, the Indian diplomat said to him, “You are doing so much for America, this is the least I can do for you.”