Material and Spiritual

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

You can discover spirituality in your normal day-to-day life. Normal life is governed by your materialistic ambitions, needs and desires. In twenty-four hours spend twenty-three hours for yourself, your society and your needs. Then devote one hour to your personal discovery of spirituality.

That is the beginning of a beautiful blend of spirituality and materialism in your life. Fifty-fifty, materialism and spiritualism, is not recommended. It will create misunderstanding in your life and family. Ten percent of spirituality and ninety percent of material living is a good blend for people who live in Delhi..........and elsewhere.

If you want to increase the percentage, come to the ashram. There you can have eighty percent spirituality and twenty percent material life for one month. Then come back home, have eighty percent material and twenty percent spiritual life. Then when you are ready, come back to the ashram and again have a good blend.

—19 September 2014, Tyagaraj Sports Stadium, Delhi, India