9 Feb 2013 - QA10

Gurudev, being on the spiritual path, sometimes makes me inefficient at my work place. How do I balance the two?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Then drop the spiritual path; be efficient in your working place.
Why do you want to do something that would make you inefficient? The spiritual path is meant to make you more efficient. If it is making you inefficient, just wash your hands off. Say ‘Bye Bye’ to the spiritual path and focus on your work and see, whether you can do it. Don’t put the tag of inefficiency to your rest or your meditation. It is not possible as far as I am concerned, but you should try and make an experiment.