Sri Chinmoy: No, suffering does not contribute anything to the soul. We do not go into the light through darkness and suffering; instead, the light transforms our darkness and suffering. The soul overcomes all suffering when it is enlightened.
Question: Since suffering is all around us, does it not contribute something to the soul?
Sri Chinmoy, Eternity's Soul-Bird, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1974.
This is the 164th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.