Question: How much of the United Nations is a spiritual reality and how much is a secular reality, or are these meaningless distinctions?1

Sri Chinmoy: We can use the term 'spiritual' in a broad sense to mean the reality that unites all human beings and all human aspirations. It means the reality that wants to fulfil us in a divine way. It means a better, more illumining way of life. The goal of the United Nations is to unite all nations and peoples. Real spirituality cannot be other than this: to see all human hearts and all human lives united in one supreme cause, which is to offer satisfaction to God's creation and God's Vision.


  1. MUN 63. 1976.