Question: If I devote myself to my family, is that contrary to the Will of God?Sri Chinmoy: If it is done devotedly and soulfully, then it is directly reaching the Heart of the Supreme. But it has to be soulful, and not something done out of compulsion; not outer compulsion, but inner necessity. Your family is part and parcel of your life, and to please them devotedly and soulfully is to please the divinity within them. But it has to be done with the feeling that they are your very own.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy speaks, part 5, Agni Press, 1976