Question: When we see spiritual beauty, what are the predominant feelings that we will have?Sri Chinmoy: There can be quite a variety of feelings, but the main feeling will be that you want to embrace the whole world as your very own. You will feel that you are not only embracing the world, but also becoming the world itself. And then you will feel that there is nothing dark either within you or around you. Right now you see darkness all around you and if you are sincere with yourself, you will see darkness inside you as well. But when you have seen real spiritual beauty, you will immediately see that inside you is a flood of beauty and outside it is only a reflection of what is within.
Sri Chinmoy, A galaxy of beauty's stars, Agni Press, 1974