A very great manI was on the podium to give the opening meditation at the World Veterans' Games in Melbourne. Behind me were six or seven most distinguished persons and speakers. A lady came up and stood between them and me. She said that she had to stand there because I was a very great man.
— 4 December 1987
Sri Chinmoy, The world-experience-tree-climber, part 6, Agni Press, 1994