Mr. Schonfeld: What effect did Hinduism or Buddhism have on the West?Sri Chinmoy: It is not Hinduism or Buddhism that is entering the West. It is Yoga that is trying to inspire the West. Yoga is not the sole monopoly of India. An Indian has a soul and an American also has a soul. When we practise Yoga, your soul and my soul become one. It is not my religion or your religion that is making us one. It is our souls that are making us one.
Sri Chinmoy, Obedience: a supreme virtue, Agni Press, 1977