One by One Hundred

ONE POEM, 100 LANGUAGES


Precious beyond measure is God’s Will,
None can undo its Power.
Precious beyond measure are man’s tears,
They alone can hug God’s Hour.

Precious beyond measure is man’s love,
Unveiling his golden face.
Precious beyond measure is God’s Gift:
His all-fulfilling Grace. –Sri Chinmoy


 


April 14th, 2009, City Hall Park, New York City.  In tribute to New York City's diversity and in honour of Sri Chinmoy's arrival in New York in 1964, the poem Precious was recited in over 100 different languages becoming a Guinness World Record in the process.

The Ceremony took place in lower Manhattan's historic City Hall Park and was oganized by Ashrita Furman, who holds the Guiness Record for having the most Guinness records. Guinness Officials were on hand to present a special citiation for achieving his 100th simultanous records.


Precious was translated into over 100 languages

“In New York City, we celebrate unity in diversity,” says Ashrita. “There are more than 170 nationalities represented in this city.”

 
Afrikaans  Danish Italian Polish Tongan
Albanian Dutch Japanese Portugese Tswana
Arabic Estonian Javanese Provencal Turkish
Asturian Ewamian Kannada Quechua Ukranian
Balinese Ewe Kazakh Romanian Uzbek
Bambara Fijian Kikongo Rotuman Venda
Basque Filipino Korean Russian Vietnamese
Bassa Finnish Ladin Sami Welsh

Belarusan

French Lari Samoan Xho

emba

Gaelic, Irish

Latvian Sanskrit Yiddish
Berber Gaelic, Scottish Lithuanian Shona Zulu
Bengali Galician Macedonian Sinhalese Konkani
Bosnian Gascon Malay Serbian Manchu
Breton Georgian Malayalam Simdhi Romansh
Bulgarian German Maori Siswati Armenian
Burmese Greek Maori Slovak Swahili
Cambodian Guarani Marathi Slovenian Bambara
Catalan Gujarati Mongolian Spanish Bhutanese
Chinese Hawaiian Montenegrin Swahili  
Comorian Hebrew Ndebele Swedish  
Corsican Hindi Nepalese Tamil  
Creole Hungarian Niue Teke  
Cree Icelandic Norwegian Telugu  
Croatian Indonesian Panjabi Thai  
Czech Inuktitut Persian Tibetan