Question: What comes first, realisation or perfection?

Sri Chinmoy: They go together. It is like two hands clapping: one hand is perfection and the other hand is realisation. If I try to make a sound with one hand, I cannot do so. I need both hands. Again, it is like touching water: your consciousness enters into the water and the water enters into you. Now how can you say which comes first? They go together.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Perfection-world - , Agni Press, 1974
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