Mata Amritanandamayi(Amma) says:-
1.Without recreation , life becomes barren.
Recreation is necessary to awaken the
creativity in us. Recreation, if not refined,
2.While we are walking, if we say,”stop” to the
legs, they stop walking. While we are clapping,
if we say,”stop” to the hands, they stop clapping.
But if we say “stop” to our thoughts, they don’t obey us.
What control we have upon our body, that control we
should have upon our thoughts also. The purpose of the
meditation is achievement of such control over our thoughts.
Source:Excerpts from the magazine “Maatr Vaani”(Kannada edition).