Question: What do you see as being the current basis for most marriages?Sri Chinmoy: Most marriages are founded either on the need to assuage loneliness or on the need to fulfil the demands of the lower vital. Loneliness must leave the human in us; therefore, companionship is of paramount importance in some cases. And when the lower vital demands become very powerful, people feel the unavoidable necessity of fulfilling them.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 9, 27 September 1976, Vishma Press, 1976