50. 28 June 1974

Dear Sri Chinmoy,

I was deeply moved by your kind letter of 21 June 1974, which I received together with a copy of Meditation at the United Nations. I was particularly touched to know that you and your group have been praying for my health while I was in the hospital, and for this I am most grateful. I am now recovering, although slowly and on doctor’s advice I am still not receiving any guests.

I am so glad to know that Siddhartha becomes the Buddha was recently performed by a group of young ten-year old students from a school in New Jersey. I wish you continued success in your propagation of the moral and spiritual values which are so essential to everyone.

With my sincere esteem and appreciation.

—- U Thant