Question: Is it possible to be a good teacher without being spiritual?Sri Chinmoy: It is simply impossible to be a good teacher without being spiritual. But spirituality is a vast field. Spirituality does not mean only concentration, meditation and contemplation. It also means an honest life, a moral life, a sympathetic heart. One does not have to be strictly spiritual in order to gain these qualities. One may have these qualities as his inborn right. In that case, one can become a good teacher without being spiritual in the strict or pure sense of the term.
Sri Chinmoy, Soulful questions and fruitful answers, Agni Press, 1976