THE MURRAY RIVER
A SRI CHINMOY PEACE RIVER
Dedicated by the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council, 25 June 1993
The Murray River joins with hundreds of significant and inspiring landmarks, rivers, monuments, cities and nations around the world, dedicated to peace and global friendship as “Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms”. The Peace-Blossoms include Niagara Falls (Canada), the Matterhorn (Switzerland), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Mt. Fuji (Japan), Lake Baikal (Russia) and Australia’s Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Kosciuszko National Park.
The Peace-Blossoms take their name from Sri Chinmoy (1931–2007), who advocated the pursuit of inner and outer peace as a flowering of the unlimited potential of the human spirit, and the oneness of all mankind.
As the river carries life, hope and inspiration to all, so may the flow of our hearts’ aspiration sustain and nourish mankind’s eternal dream of blossoming peace.
“Peace is the beginning of love.
Peace is the completion of truth.
Peace is the return to the Source.”
– Sri Chinmoy