Question: Is the soul capable of doing something undivine that would hinder its spiritual progress? Can the soul do anything that is bad?

Sri Chinmoy: The soul is not doing anything bad. The soul is defending itself, showing that the attacker has done something wrong. But again, some souls will say, "Oh no, he is ignorant." They do not tell their attacker anything. Even after being beaten, they do not say that the other party has done something wrong.