In 2001, Sri Chinmoy took part in a special week of peace activities in Oslo, Norway. During an exhibition of his artwork, Sri Chinmoy read out a selection of his poems. These poems express many emotions of a spiritual seeker – from the sense of struggle and despair sometimes felt on the spiritual journey, to the joy and fulfilment of union with the Beloved.

Is the vision-beauty
Of ancient dawns.
Is the vision-dream-choice
Of modern noons.

– Sri Chinmoy

During the Peace Week, Sri Chinmoy dedicated a Peace Flame at the harbour, gave a lecture at the University and also had a poetry reading at the City Hall together with this beautiful art exhibition. This video shows the master reciting a selection of his early poems together with pictures of his artwork.

Length: 9:39 min
Camera & Edit by Kedar Misani