Question: You have many spiritual centres around the world, and you hold meditations at the United Nations for the delegates and members of the Secretariat. What is the relationship between your artistic creations and your spiritual activities?Sri Chinmoy: My artistic creation and my spiritual activities go together like two brothers; they are inseparable. Right now you can say that my artistic qualities or capacities are like a little brother to my spiritual qualities, because these capacities have just now come to the fore. Previously I was known as a spiritual Master and I was known as a poet. Now, by the Grace of the Supreme, some people call me an artist as well. But I must say that the artist in me is the younger brother, whereas the Yogi is the elder brother. The younger brother will definitely follow the elder brother in the family in order to reach the same goal.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No. 5, 27 May 1975, Vishma Press, 1975