Sri Chinmoy has said: "When it is a matter of my paintings, there is no mind, no form. It is all fountain-heart; the fountain is constantly flowing, spreading its beauty and light."
The following are Sri Chinmoy's own words concerning his artwork...
We all belong to one family, and we get tremendous joy when we share our heart's love and delight with the other members of our family. So that is what I am trying to do with my drawings.
A fountain is something that comes from within spontaneously, without any outer strain. It is something effortless, easy. Constantly something within me is coming to the fore with infinite inspiration and with infinite dedicated service-light. That is why my paintings flow spontaneously from within.
Usually when I draw, I try to be in a contemplative mood - in a prayerful, soulful consciousness. I try to keep my mind as empty, vacant and tranquil as possible. The outer mind is like the surface of the sea, full of waves and surges; it is all restlessness. But when we dive deep below, the same sea is all peace, calmness and quiet, and there we find the source of creativity.