Question: Are all souls good?Sri Chinmoy: The soul is always good; it cannot be bad. But the more developed souls have more light and wisdom. Young souls have much less to manifest on earth. The soul is like the sun. For some it is covered with teeming clouds and its light cannot be manifested. The lower vital will try to delay the progress of the soul’s manifestation. But the dynamic vital, the aspiring vital, will give an additional push to the soul. At the start of the spiritual journey, the potentiality of all souls is the same. But at this point, because of their inner urge, some souls are manifesting their capacity more powerfully. They are running faster in the spiritual race. In India parents often pray to God to give them a child with a powerful soul that will come out of ignorance very quickly and manifest the Divine on earth.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975