“The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. A person who is kind and loving never needs to go searching for God. God rushes toward any heart that beats with compassion -- it is God’s favorite place.”
"The only abstract way of being in contact with the Divine is by thinking that, even in the darkest moments, you are walking in the Light. In order to get that constant focus, you have to strip yourself of unnecessary mental clutter."
"Be patient. The path of self-discipline that leads to God-realization is not an easy path: obstacles and sufferings are on the path; the latter you must bear, and the former overcome -- all by His help. His help comes only through concentration. Repetition of God's name helps concentration."