Question: When you spoke of the need to transcend the past, you said that the world is continually evolving. Could you say more about this?Sri Chinmoy: Each person has to know and feel how much he has progressed. When he accepts the spiritual life and walks along the path of spirituality, he is bound to see inner progress. In the inner world he achieves Peace, Light and Bliss; but in the outer world his nature is still imperfect. It takes time to manifest these divine qualities in one’s outer behaviour. If we look only at the outer activities, we will be disappointed. But if we go deep within, we will see how much Peace, Light and Bliss this person has already achieved. In the course of time, he will be able to manifest what he has inside himself. What we have within, we are bound to manifest either tomorrow or the day after.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975