Perfection is all that we want to become in our highest aspiration <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/15/perfection#p10</ref> ...man as a being is capable of self-development and of some approach at least to an ideal standard of perfection which his mind is able to conceive… <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/24/the-integral-perfection#p1</ref>
The characteristic law of Spirit is self-existent perfection and immutable infinity. It possesses always and in its own right the immortality which is the aim of Life and the perfection which is the goal of Mind.<ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/23/the-threefold-life#p7</ref>
As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being
. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-science-of-living#p6</ref>
One can attain perfection in the different parts of the being - in the mind, the vital and the physical.
'''Perfection of the Mind'''
Our mind, in its search for what must be, turns towards a concentration on our own inner spiritual growth and perfection, on our own individual being and inner living; or it turns towards a concentration on an individual development of our surface nature, on the perfection of our thought and outer dynamic or practical action on the world, on some idealism of our personal relation with the world around us; or it turns rather towards a concentration on the outer world itself, on making it better, more suited to our ideas and temperament or to our conception of what should be. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/22/the-divine-life#p7</ref>