Part V

FW 308-309. On 18 March 1977 Mr. Robert Muller, Deputy Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs, wrote Sri Chinmoy asking him about the role of the East and the West in today's world. Here is Mr. Muller's question and Sri Chinmoy's reply.

Letter from Mr. Muller to Sri Chinmoy

Dear Sri Chinmoy,
U Thant often said that in his view the West was too materialistic and intellectual, and not spiritual enough, whereas the East was too spiritual and fatalistic, and not caring enough for the material and intellectual welfare of the people. Do you see a synthesis developing between the two and how would you envisage a harmonious, happy world society?

Warmly yours,
Robert Muller
18 March 1977