The true ‘Sadhak’ not only meditates in the way his Guru has taught him to, depending on his needs. He also begins to function in the world with the understanding – although weak in the beginning – that the divine spark within him is also in all living beings. And, therefore, to serve, to help, to be kind is also a form of worship of that divine spark in other living beings. So, kindness and doing good to others should go side-by-side along with one’s meditative practices. They are not against each other; rather they complement each other.