Cultivate friendship which will conquer all hearts.
Look upon others as thyself.
Renounce war; Forswear competition.
Give up aggression on others, as this is wrong.
Wide mother earth, our mother, is here ready to give us all desires.
We have the Lord, our Father, compassionate to all.
Ye people of the world! Restrain yourselves. Give, be kind.
May all people be Happy and prosperous.
May all people be happy and prosperous.
-Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya
(This is a translation in English of a Sanskrit verse composed by Jagadguru Shri Sankaracharya of Kanchipuram, India. This was set to music and rendered by Mrs. M. S. Subbalakshmi at the U.N. when Mr. U Thant was the Secretary General.)