Question: If a person does not believe in God, can he practise meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: If a person does not believe in God, he can practise meditation but he will not achieve anything. Meditation is a path that leads to God. If you do not believe in God, then naturally you will not follow the path. You are in your office. If I say that the office does not exist or that you do not exist, will I seek the way to your office? Meditation is the road to God, but there are people who do not believe that God cares for them or even that He exists. If one wishes to realise God, meditation is the only path. But if one does not believe in God, why will he meditate? And if he does not meditate, how can he realise God?