Question: Do the experiences that the soul gets while it is on earth constitute a kind of expansion?Sri Chinmoy: The experiences naturally lead to its expansion. When we speak of the soul’s expansion, we mean the manifestation of the Divinity inside the soul. Then when we have the experience of the soul, we expand our consciousness and gradually it becomes all-pervading. At the same time we manifest the Divinity that is within us.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975