The culpritsHow the tourists ruin the consciousness of Hawaii! If you enter into the heart of the island, you will see it is flooded with serenity, beauty, purity — every divine quality. But when you walk along the beach and see the tourists, it becomes something else. There is an immediate transformation. So we tourists are the culprits.
— 15 December 1990
Sri Chinmoy, The world-experience-tree-climber, part 7, Agni Press, 1994