Question: How may I best defend myself when my aspiration-tree is threatened?Sri Chinmoy: When your aspiration-tree is threatened, you should feel that your aspiration-tree is the only real thing in you. If that real thing inside you is threatened, then your entire life is in serious danger and spiritual death is imminent. When death approaches you, what do you do? You try and cry for a new lease on life. You have to do the same thing when your aspiration-tree is threatened.
Sri Chinmoy, Aspiration-Tree, Agni Press, 1976