Mr. Richard Howard: Is religion the offspring of spirituality?Sri Chinmoy: Spirituality is a vast reality, but when we use the mind, at times it becomes a vague reality. But if we see spirituality as the house of God-Reality, then naturally religion is only the offspring of spirituality. If spirituality is taken as the height of Yoga, which is conscious, constant and inseparable oneness with God, then I must say that religion has to come forward and claim Yoga as its source. If spirituality is seen as the living breath, the oneness-breath with God, then religion is most certainly the offspring of spirituality.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 1, 27 January 1976, Vishma Press, 1976