Question: What is the spiritual significance of marriage?

Sri Chinmoy: Divine marriage is not possession, but oneness. Divine love is all giving; here there is no demand. In divine love, we make constant sacrifice and we see that our whole vision is enlarged.

When it is a divine marriage, one head becomes two heads, two hands become four hands. Everything is doubled: our capacity automatically increases. But if there is a constant battle going on between husband and wife, if one wants to run the fastest in the spiritual life and the other does not, then one will be a heavy burden on the other’s shoulders. How can one run the fastest when one is carrying something very heavy that is unwilling to reach the destination?

So the individual has to make the decision whether he is going to marry and whether it is to be a divine marriage. If it is a human marriage, then it can lead to frustration. If it is a divine marriage, it can lead to illumination.

Sri Chinmoy, Love.First published by Agni Press in 2006.

This is the 3030th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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