Question: How can we protect ourselves when we are around unaspiring people?1

Sri Chinmoy: Always wisdom has to play its role. Let us say you want to use the gym. Just go there when those who are in a so-called undivine consciousness are not using the machines. Nobody can exercise for eight or ten hours. When they are not there, you can go and practise. This is called wisdom. Then, before exercising, a few times you can chant 'Supreme' because of the vibrations on the machines themselves. By building me so many exercise machines, my disciples have made me very lucky. My vibration, good or bad, is enough for me.

  1. YBG 15-20.Sri Chinmoy answered these questions from his disciples on 8 July 1989 during his visit to New Zealand