Editor's preface to first edition

Since the spring of 1970, Sri Chinmoy has been conducting meditations for United Nations delegates and staff and delivering frequent lectures, including those in the Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture Series. This book is a compilation of many of the lectures Sri Chinmoy delivered at the United Nations during the years 1975 and 1976. Earlier collections of his UN lectures, The garland of Nation-Souls, The tears of Nation-Hearts and Union-Vision were published in 1972, 1974 and 1976 respectively.