Sisters and Brothers of America,
It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response
to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the
name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name
of the mother of religions, and I thank you in the name of millions and
millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.
My thanks, also, to some of the speakers on this platform
who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that ...