Jean Laguerre: When I feel that I’ve honestly done my best, how can I feel that the outcome of the competition has been fair and just, if I didn’t win?

Sri Chinmoy: You have to have a spiritual attitude in order to feel that the outcome of the competition has been fair and just, depending entirely on the capacity that you have shown. Inwardly you have to compete only with your own capacity. If you feel that you are in your top condition, then you will be satisfied even if the authorities judge in favour of someone else. Otherwise, if you are comparing yourself only with others, then naturally you will be dissatisfied if their capacity eclipses your capacity. It is quite possible for a seeker to feel satisfied with the outcome as long as he does his best in everything.

Sri Chinmoy, Aspiration-body illumination-soul, part 2.First published by Agni Press in 1993.

This is the 940th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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