Part I

SCA 962-978. Excerpts from an interview with Nils Lodin of Spring-Time, a Swedish running magazine, which took place at the United Nations on 26 October 1982, two days after both Mr. Lodin and Sri Chinmoy had run the New York City Marathon.

Sri Chinmoy: Congratulations on your marathon! You did so well! Was it your best time?

Nils Lodin: Yes, it was my best time by about 55 seconds, but I feel that I could have done better.

Sri Chinmoy: It is always best to think that way. Then you can have hope and determination to do better in the future.