Question: Can you tell us something about why there seems to be a growing attraction to meditation in America?Sri Chinmoy: People are showing considerable interest in meditation precisely because they are not satisfied with what they have and what they are. They want to have something more meaningful and fruitful in their lives. They have tried in every possible way to get that very thing, but unfortunately they have not acquired or achieved it. So they feel now that meditation is the answer. They are trying to explore meditation in order to have some satisfaction in life.
Sri Chinmoy, The mind and the heart in meditation, Agni Press, 1977