A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on meditation, life, and practice

There are people who sit there their entire lives in the lotus position and breath in and out. They can sit there until they die, but without practicing in the physical world what they are experiencing in meditation, they will not progress spiritually beyond that point. One must practice in the physical realm and become a walking, living, breathing meditator. Not a person just sitting with their eyes closed, but the meditator with his eyes open in the world and acting in the world from a place of peace, silence, stillness and most importantly the place of being a witness. Only then does one become a true meditator in life. Until that time they are just practicing, they are still just practicing.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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