Children love to play with the spinning tops – the wooden toys with a metal point, set in motion by pulling a piece of string wrapped around them. Even as they spin rapidly, they appear to be motionless – as in a state of deep meditation. Similarly, one can also lead an intensely active and fully productive life, even while pursuing a contemplative, spiritual journey.

From free e-book IN SEARCH OF PAPA, “Beloved Papa” as Swami Ramdas is endearingly addressed by his innumerable devotees.