Freedom and light are what man needs more than anything else. He needs them even more than breath. That is why he is miserable when bound and in the dark. Man struggles like a fish in a dry bowl, frantically, to return to God which is his home, and ananda which is his element. He seeks God or ananda which is but another name of God, up in space, down in the bowels of the earth, alone or in crowded congregations, in silence or in noise. But all the time, the spring of ananda lies in his own heart. He can tap it if only he knows how to delve into the poise of deep meditation.
- Baba -