Question: Guru, what perfection do your disciples need in order to achieve God-realisation in this lifetime?Sri Chinmoy: My disciples need the perfection that demands and embodies the constant awareness of the highest height, the deepest depth and the fullest self-sacrifice. There is no such term as sacrifice. It is really a constant self-giving based on one’s awareness of universal oneness, and a constant heroic dynamism which enables one to conquer ignorance-sea in the battlefield of life and transform it into a sea of Wisdom-light. If one can do this, then in this lifetime one will be able to realise God and become perfect.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 4, 27 April 1976, Vishma Press, 1976