Question: I have difficulty balancing service and inner life.Sri Chinmoy: You can easily find the balance. If your inner life is genuinely aspiring, then you will be inspired to serve. If you are serving devotedly, then you are aspiring. If you have difficulty serving, then your inner life is not aspiring. If inwardly you are aspiring, then your spontaneous and devoted outer service will be another part of your sincere inner life of aspiration.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No. 3, 27 March 1975, Vishma Press, 1975