Donna Halper: What are some of the other things that one would have to give up in order to make progress in meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: He has to give up drugs, he has to give up smoking and he has to give up drinking. There are quite a few other things that are spiritually unhealthy as well, but these are the most damaging.

Donna Halper: When one does this then one becomes better at meditation, is that right?

Sri Chinmoy: One becomes a much more receptive vehicle of light.