Question: What determines how the psychic being grows?Sri Chinmoy: The psychic being comes from the soul; its source is the soul. It develops by receiving light from the soul, its source. At the same time, if the psychic being can get the body, vital and mind to listen to the soul, then it gets more confidence. So the psychic being develops by receiving the soul's light and also by giving the light that it has received to the body, vital and mind.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 5, Agni Press, 1995