Prayer to Lord Buddha1
Over the years, I have been to a number of countries that follow the teachings of the Lord Buddha. But here, in Myanmar, I feel that the Lord Buddha has a very, very special eye of compassion and a very, very special heart of universal love. Myanmar, I feel, has a most special place in the heart of Lord Buddha. The depths of silence, the beauty of simplicity and the hunger for life’s perfection I see and I feel in the aspiring and self-giving soul of Myanmar — blessed child of the immortal world-liberator, Lord Buddha.
The Silence of the Absolute Supreme and ever-unknowable Reality blessed you and claimed you as its own to liberate humanity from the sufferings of ignorance. Lord Buddha, to the human in you we bow. To the divine in you we bow. To the ever-transcending Reality in you we bow and bow and bow."
SCA 402. On 9 January 1995, Sri Chinmoy was guest of honour at a luncheon and cultural programme sponsored by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Tipitaka Nykarya Upahsaka Sasana Organisation, a Buddhist cultural group, at the Kaba Aye Pagoda compound in Yangon, Myanmar. During the programme, Sri Chinmoy offered a prayer to Lord Buddha.↩