Editor's introduction to the first edition

Without beauty the world would certainly be a drab and depressing habitation. Even now the natural beauty inherent in this earth is often obscured by the disharmony and ugliness of its inhabitants. When man's undivine tendencies are purified and transformed, this earth of ours will be resplendent with the divine Beauty of the Supreme.

In this volume the God-realised spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy answers questions on beauty from the highest spiritual point of view. If we can understand, accept and learn from his wisdom, we can hasten the evolution and revelation of beauty both in ourselves and in the world at large. When we begin to live in a realm of divine beauty, both inner and outer, our joy and satisfaction will know no bounds.