Question: Is self-criticism a form of renunciation?

Sri Chinmoy: Self-criticism can be the precursor of either world-renunciation or world-acceptance with a new and divine outlook. Self-criticism leads us either to self-immolation or to self-perfection. If there is already some light in the aspiring being of the seeker, then self-criticism or awareness of self-imperfection undoubtedly leads the seeker to self-perfection.