Question: Some people feel that your type of art expresses realities that have never been seen by the world before.Sri Chinmoy: Some people may say that this sounds like flattery, but reality is reality. Out of false modesty I can deny it, but if I say these paintings are not something unique, then in later years when other spiritual Masters try to assess my painting, they will say that I captured the realities of other worlds but was unconscious of it. You cannot deny reality. In my case I do not want to say I have done it unconsciously. I am an instrument of the Supreme, true, but in this incarnation at least, I have never been an unconscious instrument.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No.12, 27 December 1975, Vishma Press, 1975