Why do we meditate?
Why do we meditate? We meditate because this world of ours has not been able to satisfy us. The so-called peace that we feel in our day-to-day life is five minutes of peace after ten hours of anxiety, worry and frustration. We are constantly at the mercy of negative forces that are all around us: jealousy, fear, doubt, worry, anxiety and despair. These forces are like monkeys. When they get tired of biting us they take rest for a few minutes, then we say we are enjoying peace. But this is not real peace at all, and the next moment they will attack us again.
It is only through meditation that we can get lasting peace, divine peace.
-Sri Chinmoy (Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction).
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