On the evening of 5 September 1997, in Warsaw, Poland, Sri Chinmoy received the shattering news of Mother Teresa’s passing. Immediately he held a long period of silent meditation with nearly 2000 of his students.
In the following weeks, Sri Chinmoy offered his special prayers and held several memorial programmes for Mother Teresa. His students sang his loving tribute, My Morning-Evening-Prayer-Song, at churches all over the world.
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY
MY DEAREST SISTER NIRMALA,
MY EYES, MY HEART AND MY LIFE ARE ALL SWIMMING IN THE SEA OF TEARS. THE MOTHER GAVE EACH AND EVERY BREATH OF HER LIFE TO THE POOR AND THE HELPLESS SUFFERERS. LET US ALL OFFER OUR EVER-BLOSSOMING GRATITUDE-HEARTS TO HER. SHE CLAIMED US AS HER OWN, VERY OWN. NOW IT IS FOR US TO CLAIM HER AS OUR OWN, VERY OWN, BY LIVING AND SERVING HUMANITY SLEEPLESSLY AND BREATHLESSLY…
YOURS IN THE MOTHER,
[Sri Chinmoy’s telegram of condolence sent on the night of Mother’s passing.]