Sri Chinmoy is a miraculous model of the abundance in the creative life and I can only hope that someday I may participate in that cosmic fountain of stillness and profound energy which he inhabits.

Maestro Leonard Bernstein
31 October 1977

[Upon hearing an arrangement that Sri Chinmoy composed in his honour] What music Ihear! Beautiful! He has written counterpoint like Bach. Every phrase goes with every other phrase, so no matter what you do, you can’t miss.

Maestro Leonard Bernstein
21 March 1979