Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., April 7, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: For enlightenment, is service in love to humanity as important as meditation or is service more important than meditation practice?
M: Both have to go hand in hand. We meditate because we want to do service better, we want to be clearer in what we do. Therefore, we will be more efficient in our work and of more service to others. Without meditation, sometimes we have the very best intentions and we are willing to serve people, but we don't know what is the best way. Therefore, meditation is a helping factor to true selfless service.