Question: Goodwill is love in action and a first step towards true spiritual love. Should it not be the main quality to be fostered in mankind?1

Sri Chinmoy: You are absolutely right. Goodwill is love in action and it has to be fostered in mankind. But in order to foster goodwill, we have to know where it comes from. Does it come from the physical mind? No! Does it come from the dynamic vital? No! Does it come from the alert body? No! Goodwill comes only from the aspiring heart, the heart that cries to see its Beloved Supreme in itself and in all other hearts. This goodwill, which comes from the aspiring heart, is undoubtedly love in action. And without fail it has to be fostered in order to accelerate humanity's progress.


  1. MUN 349. 20 May 1977.