This excerpt comes from an interview recorded at the University of Vermont in the late 1970’s. Sri Chinmoy saw reincarnation as a natural way for the human soul to continue its evolution and progression towards its ultimate fulfillment. “God wants us to be perfect.”, he wrote in one of his books. “But in one incarnation we cannot realise the Highest or become perfect…In order to realise God and become perfect, we have to come back to earth many, many times. That is why reincarnation is necessary.”

Edit: Mridanga Spencer
Source for Sri Chinmoy’s writings: Sri Chinmoy Answers, Part 4, Agni Press, 1995