Appendix: these quotes, from other writings of Sri Chinmoy, were included in the first editions.

"Lord, what is animal love?
Animal love is a brute instinct.
Lord, what is human love?
Human love is a striking disappointment.
Lord, what is divine Love?
Divine Love is an illumining Experience.
Lord, what is Transcendental Love?
Ah, that is My Love.
Transcendental Love
Is
My fulfilled Universal Oneness."

"Our vital loves to be loved.
Our heart loves so that it can also be loved.
Our soul just loves devotedly and eternally."