Question: How can we avoid compromising in the ordinary human life?Sri Chinmoy: In the human life compromise is a good thing. But in the spiritual life, compromise is a bad thing. Compromise is fifty per cent darkness and fifty per cent light, half ignorance, half wisdom-light. You can avoid compromise just by feeling that you cannot live without spirituality. What is spirituality? It is conscious self-giving to the Supreme, constant growing into the supreme Reality.
Sri Chinmoy, Transcendence of the past, Agni Press, 1977