It is not that this applied only when Krsna was present and Kunti was speaking. Rather, the truth is always the same. Despite the advancement of our civilization, if we cannot bring Krsna and Krsna consciousness into the center of everything, our civilization will never become beautiful. Those who have joined the Krsna consciousness movement were beautiful before they joined, but now that they have become Krsna conscious they look especially beautiful. Therefore the newspapers often describe the devotees as “bright-faced. Their countrymen remark, How joyful and beautiful these boys and girls have become.” At the present time in America, many of the younger generation are confused and hopeless, and therefore they appear morose and black-faced. Why? Because they are missing the point; they have no aim in life. But the devotees, the Krsnaites, look very beautiful because of the presence of Krsna.
THE TEACHINGS OF QUEEN KUNTI, CHAPTER 22, BEAUTY IN KRSNA'S PRESENCE.