Interviewer: Sri Ghose, what is the advantage to the human body in being influenced by learning Yoga philosophy?_Sri Chinmoy:_ There is abundant advantage in accepting Yoga in our day-to-day life. First of all, everybody wants to simplify one's outer life. One wants to free oneself from fear, doubt, bondage, limitation, imperfection and ignorance. Now, if one practises Yoga, one enters into the deeper reality of human existence. And when one has free access to the Inner Being, one is in a position to have a better life and have a more satisfactory human existence. Right now we see frustration all around us. Each human being has become consciously or unconsciously a victim of frustration, worry and anxieties. But Yoga assures us that we can easily free ourselves from this frustration if we follow the path of inner self-discipline.
Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s cry meets Heaven’s smile, part 3, Agni Press, 1978