Question: What do you see as the main reasons why people desire children?Sri Chinmoy: Most people desire children because they feel the necessity of expansion. On the human level they want to show that they have a family and a comfortable life. The smile of their children gives them tremendous joy. On the inner plane it is the same song: expansion. One wants to become many.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 9, 27 September 1976, Vishma Press, 1976