Question: Is the field of art another form of meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: It depends on the kind of art. If it is spiritual art, then certainly it is a form of meditation. But if you play undivine music or write unbearable books or keep your mind in the gutter while you are painting, this is not any kind of meditation. While you are creating, if your consciousness is in the lower vital world, it will not be a form of meditation. But if you are singing something soulful or if you are in a very high consciousness while you are creating, if you are giving yourself in a divine way to the object or subject that you are involved with, then definitely you are doing a form of meditation. You have to know what you are creating, and where your consciousness is while you are doing it.

Sri Chinmoy, Art's life and the soul's light.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 151st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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