Question: Do you have any concept of salvation for the soul?Sri Chinmoy: In the Western world we use the term "salvation", but in the Eastern world we use the words "liberation", "illumination" and "realisation". The soul itself has already achieved the highest possible illumination. What it requires now is to reveal its divinity — Light, Peace, Bliss and Power — here on earth. First it reveals itself. But revelation is not enough; the soul feels that manifestation is also necessary. You have something precious. You can reveal it to me, but if you do not actually manifest it, if you do not offer it to me, then I cannot get it. The soul wants to manifest its divinity here on earth, and this manifestation is the liberation and fulfilment of our entire being.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975