Lyle: You have written that beauty is a mild manifestation of the soul. I find myself always looking for beauty.
Swami Krishnananda: There is a kind of lacuna in the mind, and the exact counterpart of it is the beauty of the object. It is a purely psychological question. It is not that beauty is spread out everywhere in the world so that people can go and see it. It is not visible like that. It is visible to the individual eye only. The world as such has no quality. It is impersonal—neither good nor bad, neither beautiful nor ugly. We react to it due to our own unique structural make-up. It is a manifestation of the soul, something like a square rod entering a square hole, when, immediately there is a sense of perfection. The soul is nothing but the symmetry, completeness and harmony of consciousness.
—Swami Krishnananda, Your Questions Answered
L3024 Swami Krishnananda, Divine Life Society, Rishikesh
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