Question: You say, "Annam Brahma — Food is God." At what times do you say, "Work is God?"

Sri Chinmoy: Work is dedication. Dedication means expansion — not human expansion, but divine expansion. When the bird spreads its wings, we appreciate it. Why? Because the next moment it will fly. It is spreading its wings and it will soon fly. Work is dedication. Dedication is the harbinger of manifestation and the real manifestation is perfection. So it starts with work. If you know the real meaning of work, then certainly work is God. Work means self-dedication.