Video: Sri Chinmoy meditates in front of the Daibutsu Buddha
Our meditation teacher, Sri Chinmoy, visited Japan 16 times, and had a special love for this beautiful country. Here are some of Sri Chinmoy’s messages, poetry and comments on Japan
Japan is the land of infinite beauty, and this beauty is expressed through inner peace. Man has seen many things. Of the many things that man has seen, peace is new; and Japan is offering this new thing to the world. Kyoto, January 7, 1986
Salutation to Japan
Japan is the land of beauty. This beauty is not something that man has created. It is something that God Himself is, and that God Himself has. What God Himself is, and what God Himself has, in one form is beauty. This beauty is revealing itself through the body, vital, mind, heart and soul of Japan.
When we think of Japan, when we pray for Japan, when we meditate on Japan, we see a very, very special quality of our Lord Supreme. This unique quality is His self-expression and revelation of His own Infinity in and through His finite, little self. God is infinite. He is vaster than the vastest. Far beyond our imagination is His vastness. But again, He can reveal Himself through the finite, smaller than the smallest. This unique quality and capacity of His can be found only in Japan. It is not nature’s beauty in Japan-though that has its own value-but it is the inner beauty, inner softness, sweetness, tenderness, purity and humility of Japan that have pleased God the Creator most powerfully.Inner beauty is your birthright. This inner beauty God, our Beloved Supreme, cherishes. He is fond of your inner beauty and proud of your outer beauty. Your inner beauty is your heart’s sleepless cry for God. Your outer beauty is your willingness and eagerness to serve God the creation.
In the East, the sun rises in Japan. The inner sun will also rise here sooner than the soonest to illumine the East, to illumine the West and to illumine the whole world. 27 September 1987, Kyoto.