Interviewer: Sri Chinmoy, with all the video cameras, the press and everybody running around here, isn’t this atmosphere a little bit inimical to meditation and the inner life?

Sri Chinmoy: As I said before, I do not believe in meditating in the mountain caves or in the depths of the forest. Our philosophy and way of meditation is to accept the world as it is. We try to become better and inspire others to make their lives better. Some say that meditation is meant only for the select few. But I say that meditation is for everybody, for we are all God’s children. Just because we value the outer life, we feel that prayer and meditation can be practised amidst our day-to-day activities — not only in a church or a temple or some other sacred place.

Sri Chinmoy, Aspiration-body, illumination-soul, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1993.

This is the 933rd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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