Question: I believe you said that Bengali and Italian are closest to the language of the soul.

Sri Chinmoy: Did I specifically say these languages are closest to the soul? Then some Indian scholars will come and break my head! They will name other languages. People do say, and I also agree, that the Bengali language and the Italian language are both extremely beautiful. But have I heard all the languages? Only I can say that German, for me, is difficult. My German disciples are so devoted to me. Their devotion to me I lovingly, gladly and cheerfully accept, but their mother tongue is so difficult! They will say that their language is the sweetest, but I shall have to say, "Please bring me some other fruit!"