Question: What is your inner feeling about the city of Philadelphia?

Sri Chinmoy: For me, Philadelphia is the capital of America. From the spiritual point of view, America's capital is not Washington, but Philadelphia. That very name is a ringing bell, which is very, very haunting and, at the same time, illumining and fulfilling. As soon as I hear the word 'Philadelphia', no matter who utters it, I hear a bell ringing — like the Indian heart-temple-gong or the American church bell. Philadelphia, for me, always carries Divinity's Reality.