Question: Why did the Supreme not give me a beautiful smile?Guru: If the Supreme had given you a beautiful smile, then you would have become another Supreme. Therefore, the Supreme did not favour you with a beautiful smile. But He wanted you to develop the second best thing. The second best thing is a soulful cry. If you can have a soulful cry, then you will be the possessor of the second best thing. The Supreme will always remain as the Possessor of the absolutely best thing: a beautiful smile. So let the Supreme remain first and foremost, and you remain second with your soulful cry.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-5, No. 3, March 27, 1978, Vishma Press, 1978