The Answer Lies Within

What Is the Relationship Between the Science of Meditation and the Practice of Human Rights?*

Roundtable In Observance of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Friday, 24 October 2008; Noon—1:30 p.m.


The law is that two concordant thoughts increase the power seven times. This is not magic but a practical consideration.

Leaves of Morya's Garden, Vol. II, par. 7, p. 78, Agni Yoga Society, New York

Meditation is a process that cleanses the mind of impurities. It cultivates such qualities as concentration, awareness intelligence and tranquility, leading finally to the attainment of the highest wisdom.

U Thant, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1961-1971

Invitational Letter

Program Agenda

  1. Introduction
  2. Moment of Silence Seed Thought: "What is the Relationship Between the Science of Meditation & the Practice of Human Rights?"
  3. Webcast Link with Legion of Good Will Observing UN Day in Brazil
    Sound Together the Affirmation of Love—English in New York; Portuguese in Brazil (see overleaf )
  4. How Can Meditation Affect the Practice of Human Rights?
    Practitioners Share Their Views
  5. Transforming Consciousness Through the Practice of Raja Yoga Meditation and the Six-Fold Progression of Divine Love
    Practitioners Share Their Views
  6. Guided Group Meditation, Using the Raja Yoga Approach and the Six-Fold Progression of Divine Love:
    "The Spiritual Work of the United Nations and the Liberation of Humanity"
  7. Closing
  8. Responses to the Roundtable from Interested Friends and Co-workers

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