Prose -- Poetry -- Music
Sri Chinmoy’s insightful words, elegant prose and deep wisdom form a tapestry of inspiration for people from all walks of life. This new edition is enriched by the music of Sri Chinmoy arranged and performed by artists from many nationalities. Sri Chinmoy was leader of the Peace Meditation at the United Nations for 37 years at the invitation of Secretary-General U Thant and founded a wide range of innovative, creative and grassroots initiatives.
Each chapter is performed by an internationally acclaimed dignitary, athlete & artist.
Preface and Introduction - Amb. Anwarul Chowdhury, Under-Secretary General and High Representative to the United Nations
Peace - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Laureate
Love - Addwitiya Roberta Flack, four-time Grammy award winning singer
Joy - Narada Michael Walden, three-time Grammy award winning producer and renowned drummer
Hope - Amb. Davidson Hepburn, President of the 35th Session of UNESCO’s General Conference and long-time Ambassador of the Bahamas to the United Nations
Wisdom - Prof. Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner and pioneering Buddhist scholar
Patience - Cathy Oerter, US international track athlete and co-founder of ‘Art of the Olympians’ with her husband, Al Oerter, 4-time Olympic gold medallist
Enthusiasm - Ashrita Furman, holder of the most Guinness world records in the world - currently 156
Power - Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe and “Best Built Man of the 20th Century,” and Bhavatarini Judy Pearl, fitness and nutrition expert
Simplicity - Purushottama Boris Grebenshikov, legendary Russian singer-songwriter
Sincerity - Madhurima Judith Light, Emmy and Tony-award winning actress
Humility - Prof. Shawn Wong, award-winning author and a pioneer of Asian-American studies
Gratitude - Khaliah Ali, philanthropist, Emmy-award nominated talk show host and daughter of Muhammad Ali
Self-Transcendence - Sudhahota Carl Lewis, 9-time Olympic gold medallist in track and field who was named “Greatest Olympian of the Century"
Epilogue: Happiness - Nripal Eric Petersen, the editor of Light and Liberty, a best-selling collection of life-lessons drawn from the writings of Thomas Jefferson - along with Nidrahara Kathryn Rhodes, yoga teacher who is married to Nripal.
Heart Light's proceeds go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Archbishop Tutu’s Philani Child Health & Nutrition Project and Mother Teresa’s Missions of CharityHeart Light's proceeds go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Archbishop Tutu’s Philani Child Health & Nutrition Project and Mother Teresa’s Missions of Charity