My soul was fired with boundless zeal when my heart, mind and vital had agreed to help it to found the Life Divine upon the earth. Alas, heart, mind and vital failed of their purpose when they had failed in their first attempt. Now the poor soul alone endeavours to fulfil its mission. When it is victorious, I am sure, the treacherous and unabashed heart, mind and vital will rush in to exult in the victory.
Chinmoy, Chandelier, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959