Question: If we don't strive for perfection in our outer life, will that hinder our inner perfection?Sri Chinmoy: Absolutely. The outer perfection and the inner perfection are like two wings of a bird; we need both wings to fly. If one wing is broken, the bird will not be able to fly well. So the outer perfection and the inner perfection must go together.
Sri Chinmoy, Perfection-world, Agni Press, 1974