Question: What do you see as the main reasons why people desire children?Sri Chinmoy: Most people desire children because they feel the necessity of expansion. On the human level, they want to show that they have a family and a comfortable life. The smile of their child gives them tremendous joy. On the inner plane, it is the same song: expansion. One wants to become many.
Sri Chinmoy, Ten divine secrets, Agni Press, 1987