Do not tell Me that you do not care for spiritual bliss, that you are satisfied with delusion and are not willing to undergo the rigours of sleeplessness. Believe Me, your basic nature abhors this dull dreary routine of eating, drinking and sleeping. It seeks something which it knows it has lost : inward contentment. It seeks liberation from bondage to the trivial heart of hearts. And it is available only in one shop : Contemplation of the Highest Self, the basis of all this appearance. However high a bird may soar, sooner or later, it has to perch on a tree top, to enjoy quiet. In the same manner, a day will come when even the most wilful, the most unbelieving, the most haughty and even those who assert that there is no joy and peace in the contemplation of the highest Self will have to pray : "God, grant me peace and consolation, strength and joy."
- Baba -