Editor's preface to the first edition

It is said that life is the supreme storybook in which the characters take infinite forms. In the story of life everything exists and plays in order to fulfil the supreme Storyteller, who guides each player with an unseen hand. A spiritual Master is one who can read our life just as we read the pages of this book. He sees each individual life in all its joys, failings and subtle nuances. And the stories that he writes are borrowed from the original storybook of life, individual and collective. Here the author is at once one with the human striving and the divine illumination. To Mother Earth he says, “Mother, I am becoming.” To Father Heaven he says, “Father, I eternally am.”
Sri Chinmoy, A Galaxy of Saints, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, New York, 1974