Seven Minutes of World Peace
On 21 September, the International Day of Peace, members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre from all around the world took part in Seven Minutes of World Peace. This initiative was first inaugurated in 1984 by Sri Chinmoy, in his capacity as the director of the The Peace Meditation at the United Nations.
Since its inception, individuals and groups from around the world have joined to offer their heartfelt wishes for a better world. It is a soulful prelude to the United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony, which marks the global International Day of Peace.
Sri Chinmoy wished to be remembered as a student of peace, feeling that the cultivation and sharing of inner peace was the most valuable thing we can do.
“This world of ours has everything save and except one thing: peace. And this peace has to start from within. If I have peace of mind, then only can I be of help to you. If you have peace of mind, then only can you be of help to me.”
Around the world, students of Sri Chinmoy continue to observe this important day of peace with these seven minutes of silence, which participants can use to pray and meditate for peace in the world.
- Seven Minutes of World Peace at Sri Chinmoy.org
- Seven Minutes of World Peace at Student of Peace
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