Progress is one of the twelve attributes of the Mother.
Progress: to be ready, at every minute, to give up all one is and all one has in order to advance on the way.
Perfection is not a summit, it is not an extreme. There is no extreme: whatsoever you do, there is always the possibility of something better and exactly this possibility of something better is the very meaning of progress.
The purpose of earthly life is progress. If you stop progressing you will die. Every moment that you spend without progressing is one step closer to your grave.
The Mother – Words of the Mother: CWM, Vol. 15, p75
For a happy and effective life, the essentials are sincerity, humility, perseverance and an insatiable thirst for progress. Above all, one must be convinced of a limitless possibility of progress. Progress is youth; at a hundred years of age one can be young.
The Mother – On Education: CWM, Vol. 12, p123
…YET what patience is needed! How imperceptible are the stages of progress! . . . Oh! how I call Thee from the very depths of my heart, True Light, Sublime Love, Divine Master who art the source of our light and of our living, our guide and our protector, the Soul of our soul and the Life of our life, the Reason of our being, the supreme Knowledge, the immutable Peace!
The Mother – Prayers and Meditations: CWM, Vol. 1, p24
So must the dim being grow in light and force
And rise to his higher destiny at last,
Look up to God and round at the universe,
And learn by failure and progress by fall
And battle with environment and doom,
By suffering discover his deep soul
And by possession grow to his own vasts.
Sri Aurobindo – Savitri: CWSA, Vol. 33, Book Two, p146