Question: Is it necessary to develop the psychic being before you realise God, or can you realise God without the psychic being?Sri Chinmoy: You do not need the psychic being to realise God. That is why I do not give much importance to it. If you can be conscious of the soul and get direct help from the soul, then you do not need the psychic being. But if you cannot get direct help, then the psychic being can be of real benefit.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 5, Agni Press, 1995