Sri Chinmoy's dedication1

Today’s programme, “Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart,” I am most prayerfully and most soulfully offering to my spiritual Master, Sri Aurobindo, who studied here at King’s College, Cambridge, from 1890 to 1892.

India’s Poet, India’s Seer,
India’s Yogi,
The transcendental Sri Aurobindo,
Direct Descendant of the Absolute Supreme,
To you I bow and bow and bow.

Bharater kabi bharater rishi
Bharater jogi Avatar
Sri Aurobindo he ati manab
Pranati janai barebar

MLH 13. As a prelude to the lifting part of the ceremony, Sri Chinmoy performed his own compositions for several minutes on the esraj, a slender North Indian bowed instrument with sympathetic strings. During his esraj performance, Sri Chinmoy offered the English translation of his Bengali song Bharater Kabi before singing the song a capella.