Question: How is it that the spiritual force is so strong, yet the world seems to be such a disastrous place?Sri Chinmoy: The spiritual force is strong, but how many people are accepting it? How many people want it? Out of all the millions of people in New York how many are aspiring? Unaspiring people are infinitely more in number than those who are aspiring. Only when the divine force is accepted and embraced by the majority will the undivine forces in the world begin to diminish. Most of us have accepted darkness as natural and normal, which is absolutely wrong. We should try to feel that Light is normal and natural, and that the unlit forces, the physical forces and the vital forces that we employ, are the abnormal and unnatural ones.
Sri Chinmoy, The hunger of darkness and the feast of light, part 1, Agni Press, 1974