Each human being can at once be a fighter and forgiver. When self-doubt tortures him, he most play the role of a fighter. And when his own ignorance humiliates him, he must play the role of a forgiver.
Source: Arise! Awake! Thoughts of a Yogi, by Sri Chinmoy
A spiritual man should be a normal man, a sound man. God Himself is normal; He is not insane. In order to reach God, a spiritual person has to be divinely practical in his day-to-day activities. Spirituality does not negate the outer life. But we have to know that the outer life does not mean the animal life. The outer life should be the manifestation of the divine life within us.
Meditation is man's self-awakening and God's Self-Offering. When man's self-awakening and God's Self-Offering meet together man becomes immortal in the inner world and God becomes fulfilled in the outer world.