I am very grateful to work full-time at The Lotus-Heart, a vegetarian cafe-restaurant. The Lotus-Heart is a divine enterprise named and inspired by Sri Chinmoy, and it belongs to our Christchurch Sri Chinmoy Centre.
I helped to set up The Lotus-Heart in 1997, when none of us even knew how to cook! Since that time, we have grown in so many ways. A divine enterprise provides unbounded opportunities for the workers to make tremendous progress, and for members of the public to spend time in a spiritual environment, being inwardly as well as outwardly nourished.
One of the greatest highlights was in January, 2003, when Sri Chinmoy visited The Lotus-Heart. He was very interested in looking at everything, and found it all to be excellent.
Sri Chinmoy even wrote a song for The Lotus-Heart, which we sing every day before we start work. The words are below:
You have freed me from my own minds ignorance mart.
Mother Lakshmi's special blessing and special gift.
No eyeless bondage chains, Freedom Light's highest lift.
The Lotus-Heart, The Lotus-Heart, The Lotus-Heart.