When you look at the moon, or a colorful scene, or a waterfall, you say, “Oh, so beautiful!” There is a different sense of beauty. But if you look at something you think you can possess or take control over – a boyfriend or girlfriend or a painting, your mind says, “I want to have it.” In that beauty, there is feverishness; then the beauty doesn’t stay for very long. There, a wave of beauty arises, but it dies like a ripple. Purity of beauty is in innocence.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar