Question: In Yoga philosophy it is said that everything has a special consciousness and that every object has a soul. Does each one of your paintings have a special consciousness and a soul?Sri Chinmoy: Each painting has a consciousness of its own and each painting has a soul of its own. But we cannot say “a special consciousness”, because some paintings have the same type of consciousness, and some paintings have the same type of soul. We can say that each one has a consciousness of its own and a soul of its own, but the soul can be on the same level of development or the consciousness can be on the same level as that of other paintings.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No. 5, 27 May 1975, Vishma Press, 1975