” Cry to the Lord with an intensely yearning heart and you will certainly see Him. People shed a whole jug of tears for wife and children. They swim in tears for money. But who weeps for God? Cry to Him with a real cry.”
Cry to your Mother Shyama with a real cry, O mind!And how can hold Herself from you?How can Syama stay away?How can your Mother Kali hold Herself away?O mind if you are in earnest, bring Her an offeringOf bel-leaves and hibiscus flowers;Lay at Her feet your offeringAnd with it mingle the fragrant sandal-paste of Love
Longing is like a rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.
“God reveals himself to devotee who feels drawn to Him by the combine force of these three attractions; the attraction of worldly possessions for the worldly man, child’s attraction for his mother, and the husband’s attraction for the chaste wife. If one feels drawn to Him by the combine force of these three attractions, then through it one can attain him.”
“It is necessary to pray to Him with a longing heart. The kitten knows only how to call its mother, crying, “Mew, Mew!” It remains satisfied wherever its mother puts it. And the mother cat put the kitten sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes on the floor, and sometimes on the bed. When it suffers it cries only, “Mew, mew!” That’s all its knows. But as soon as the mother hears this cry, wherever she may be, she comes to the kitten.”