Question: What is the relationship between consciousness and realisation?Sri Chinmoy: Consciousness is like a plain green field and realisation is like the topmost peak of Mt. Everest. The field is directly connected to the mountain and the foot of the mountain is directly connected to the top of the mountain. But consciousness and realisation are both part of the same unbroken flow of universal Consciousness.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975