30 June 1995, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

30 June 1995, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Excerpt from remarks by His Excellency Mr. Jim Bolger, Prime Minister of New Zealand, during a meeting with Sri Chinmoy on 29 June 1995:

Your work for peace is well-known to New Zealanders….Your achievements are remarkable! Your words are very, very interesting and very true.

Excerpt from welcoming remarks at the Peace Concert by Mr. Les Mills, Mayor of Auckland:

Sri Chinmoy is a man who, for the past thirty years, has dedicated his life to world peace and, most importantly, to the development of the human spirit, to moving people of the world from darkness into light.

Sri Chinmoy, as you all know, is…a fabulous man, an inspiring man who has worked as a universal ambassador of peace.

Sri Chinmoy is here to help us understand our unique worth and to inspire us to respect that worth in others, to understand that worth in others, and to treat others with tolerance and love. To change the world, we must first live in peace and harmony with our families and neighbours.

Peace Concert dedication by Sri Chinmoy

Today's Peace Concert I am prayerfully dedicating to the all-illumining soul, all-loving heart and all-serving life of the United Nations. I wish to offer my heart's soulful gratitude to the esteemed Mayor of Auckland for offering his tribute to the audience so kindly and compassionately. My heart's prayerful love, joy and gratitude I am offering to his heart's kindness and magnanimity.