Question: Do you see the day when your spiritual work will be done?1

Sri Chinmoy: No, my work is not like that. It is a slow and steady process. We are in the process of consciously becoming in the outer world that which we have always been in the inner world. But this process of growth has no end; we can grow eternally. We need never stop.

We have sown the seed, and right now we have a tiny plant. If storms of doubt and hurricanes of jealousy come, then naturally the progress can be very slow. But if there is implicit faith and devoted oneness, the plant will very soon grow into a tree. Previously there was only a seedling, but now it has germinated into a tiny but healthy plant. So there is every hope that it will weather all the buffets and blows of human doubt and weakness and grow into a huge tree.


  1. MUN 409. This question was asked by a journalist from United Press International (UPI) when he interviewed Sri Chinmoy at UN Headquarters on 15 June 1977.