Question: Are we bound to ignorance?Sri Chinmoy: We are not bound to ignorance. When our soul enters into the physical world, ignorance enters from without. When we live in the soul there is no ignorance, but when we live in the physical body, in the mind, ignorance makes its presence felt. Then a time comes when you can bring the light of the soul to the fore and start transforming the physical mind. Then ignorance will leave you.
Sri Chinmoy, Miracles, emanations and dreams, Agni Press, 1977