The purpose of meditation practice is not enlightenment; it is to pay attention even at extraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-in-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life.
In meditation, you are calm and receptive. You are like an open door providing a kind of cross ventilation so that the air of divinity can move through you.
Meditation has to become your heartbeat; even when you are asleep the meditation continues like an undercurrent
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.