Sri Chinmoy: Lifting Up The World with a Oneness-Heart

Honouring Individuals of Inspiration and Dedication
Photos of Chris Kostman humbly receiving his award, April 26, 2003

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On Saturday, April 26, 2003 Chris was honoured by being lifted up, literally, by the spiritual master and international man of peace, Sri Chinmoy. The "Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart" Program is a unique award offered by Sri Chinmoy to recognise individuals from all walks of life who have inspired and uplifted humanity. Sri Chinmoy lifts the recipients overhead either with one arm or both arms using a specially constructed platform in a symbolic gesture of oneness with their uplifting achievements.

"I am trying with my capacity to encourage and inspire people in various walks of life who have inspired others in sports, literature, science or politics, or in their own personal lives. I lift them up to show my appreciation for their achievements," he has said.

Since June 1988, Sri Chinmoy has honoured more than 4,000 individuals in this manner, including Heads of State, diplomats, spiritual and religious leaders of many faiths, distinguished achievers in the arts and in literature, Nobel laureates and world class athletes. You can read about this program by clicking here and about Sri Chinmoy himself by clicking here.