Question: Many painters paint objects, like birds and flowers, but most of your paintings seem to be abstract.Sri Chinmoy: Each painting is a reality in another world. I have seen them there, as I see you here. Some people trace things, but in my case I see things and paint them. There are many things we are not familiar with or that we have not seen on earth, so we call them abstract; but as soon as we enter into the intuitive world, we see that they are realities.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No.12, 27 December 1975, Vishma Press, 1975