Question: When you first went to Puerto Rico, was it difficult for the people to accept you or difficult for you to get accustomed to them?Sri Chinmoy: No, because they used their hearts and I used my heart. My philosophy is founded upon the heart and not upon the mind. The Puerto Ricans have such a simple mind and pure heart, and my life also tries to be all simplicity, purity and oneness. So when I went to Puerto Rico at the end of 1966, immediately they accepted me and I also found it extremely, extremely easy to accept them as my own.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 3, Agni Press, 1995