Caller: I would like to ask if he feels that a person should refrain from physical and sexual intercourse if he wants to develop his meditation. In other words, does that take anything away from spiritual development?

Donna Halper: Should one refrain from sex if one wants to develop in meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: Yes, it is advisable. One has to refrain from all lower vital movements if one wants to make the fastest progress in meditation.