Lifting the Veil
God is not always silent, and man is not always blind. In every man’s life there are moments when there is a lifting of the veil at the horizon of the known, opening a sight of the eternal. Each of us has at least once in his life experienced the momentous reality of God. Each of us has once caught a glimpse of the beauty, peace and power that flow through the souls of those who are devoted to Him. But such experiences are rare events. To some people they are like shooting stars, passing and unremembered. In others they kindle a light that is never quenched. The remembrance of that experience and the loyalty to the response of that moment are the forces that sustain our faith.
Abraham Joshua Heschel, I Asked for Wonder
The Lord creates his own love within us. We’re just an instrument. We feel that we love him, but actually he is the one who is pulling us from inside. He’s the one who is creating that love within us. We become restless to become one with him. The pull starts with him. But we should at least be receptive to the pull. We shouldn’t resist the pull, we should be receptive to the pull. The Lord worships himself through us, in other words…. But we have a certain part to play, so the part is being played through us. Without his grace, nobody can worship him, nobody can love him – because we’re all blind. We are lost in this illusion. And we could never think about the Lord unless he creates those facilities, that opportunity, that atmosphere in which we can build our meditation. If that atmosphere is not there, that opportunity is not there, that environment is not there, what can we do? So, everything is in his hands.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Spiritual Perspectives, Vol. II