Question: I have been practising Hatha Yoga. I would like to achieve inner progress and inner development. Will I be able to achieve inner development through the practice of Hatha Yoga?

Sri Chinmoy: In the real spiritual life, Hatha Yoga is like kindergarten or primary school. Now, if you want to get your Master's Degree or Ph.D., then you have to study in high school, college and university. Like a student, the seeker has to know whether he will end his studies in primary school or college or university. If he wants to get the highest degree, then he has to practise deeper spirituality — that is to say, concentration, meditation and contemplation. If one wants to have Peace, Light and Bliss in infinite measure, if one wants to become consciously an embodiment of Truth, Light, Peace and Bliss, then one has to study a deeper form of spirituality.