Sri Chinmoy made a clear distinction between human love, which is characterised by need, possesiveness and insecurity, and divine love which is founded on oneness, and in which you ‘give and give, and don’t expect anything’. In this 2007 interview in San Diego, Sri Chinmoy explains the difference between human love and divine love, as well as talking about prayer and meditation, reincarnation and his relationship with his students.

Camera and edit: Mridanga Spencer.