Question: Guru, when was the first realised soul?Sri Chinmoy: I am counting the realised souls from the Indian civilisation. I am counting from just a little before Rama. He was a full Avatar, what some people would call a Christ. He actually lived before Krishna. There were one or two others, but Rama is the only one worth mentioning. Before Rama there were only a few realised souls. But history has not kept their names, so we can't at all prove their realisation.
Sri Chinmoy, Miracles, emanations and dreams, Agni Press, 1977