The Blue Pearl is a book of spiritual intrigue and adventure that uncovers the mystery of Life's reality as experienced by the author, Chinmayi. As a child, the author could hear the voice of Spirit, but was persecuted by her family for her psychic abilities and knowledge. While suffering many betrayals that left her feeling inconsolably alone, she learned about the power of Spirit from invisible teachers. The intrigue of the spiritual quest at first puzzled the author. But just when everything in her life seemed to be going wrong, she would be bombarded by profound messages from Spirit, pulling her into a journey that could not be reversed. As a result she was compelled to follow the Path laid out before her until the Truth was finally revealed, and the purpose of her suffering finally became clear.
Interwoven with the author's transpersonal journey are descriptions of the social and political climate in the United States during four major wars. The author's spiritual quest eventually takes her to India upon the death of her newly discovered spiritual teacher. She subsequently learns that she has known her teacher for many lifetimes. But more surprising is her teacher's unveiling of the circumstances of their last meeting in 1926, ten years before the author's birth in her present incarnation. This information explains not only the circumstances of her present life, but the close psychic bond the author experienced with Swami Muktananda twenty years before meeting him in person, proving that love does indeed cross the boundaries of time and space, and exists on all levels of consciousness simultaneously.