In the autumn of 1974, shortly after a group of his Australian students had visited New York for the first time, Sri Chinmoy composed a short message. This short video shows Sri Chinmoy reciting his unique message and also entering into a high state of meditation.

My salutation to the soul of Australia.

My aspiring heart is saluting you.
My illumining soul is loving you.
In you, I see a perfect combination of the
mind’s height and the heart’s depth.
In you, I see a perfect combination of the
body’s service and the vital’s dynamism.
Your soul is at once the embodiment
of the ancient sun and the revelation
of tomorrow’s dawn.
Your body-consciousness is the expansion
of vastness.
Your heart-delight is the perfection
of illumination.
Slowly and steadily your body walks.
Dynamically and confidently your vital marches.
Pointedly and unerringly your mind runs.
Devotedly and unconditionally your heart dives.
Eternally and supremely your soul flies.
Your life’s greatness-dream is humanity’s
transcendental pride.
Your life’s goodness-reality is humanity’s
universal treasure.

— Sri Chinmoy

Original film: 16mm. New York. 1974.