Editor's preface to the first edition

Sri Chinmoy told illumining stories to his disciples with boundless enthusiasm and delight. Some were about great spiritual figures or notable world personalities; some were based on traditional tales, while others were purely imaginative; some were directly or indirectly about Sri Chinmoy s own life.

Over the years, Sri Chinmoy retold a number of stories on various occasions, each time with new embellishments. A few of the stories in this volume have appeared in previous books by the author, in different forms. They are presented here in new ways, reflecting the ever-new inspiration of their creator.