146 Language Record

August 26th, Central Park, New York City, NY.  Today a new Guinness world record was set by Olympic legend Carl Lewis, Guinness top record holder Ashrita Furman, UN ambassadors and New York Consuls when a poem from the recently published The Jewels of Happiness was recited in 146 Languages.

Jewels-Ashrita.jpg (Left) Ashrita Furman and Carl Lewis hold the cover of The Jewels of Happiness.  Read more on the official website.

The poem reads:

Be like a child,
Act like a child.
Go from one flower to another
In your heart-garden
Until you find complete joy
And perfect satisfaction.



Why this poem? Coordinator Ashrita answers: “I think it is important that we remember in this complex world that we are children at heart. If we develop our childlike qualities, then we will be always happy.”