“That’s why they say that the yogi is the ultimate pragmatist. He is truly in touch with the concept of eternity. I can always spot a person who has come in contact with eternity, truly and for real, that they have truly understood that they will exist for eternity. And it is only the quality of their actions, the quality of their intelligence, the quality of their intent that will regulate whether that eternity will be filled with suffering or knowledge. It’s no big secret, it’s pure chain of cause and effect.
Grace does exist, but you’ve got to use it when it comes. You can slog through a thousand incarnations to get that one granular morsel of grace; and you’d better use it when it comes, because you’ve got another thousand incarnations after that. That’s the truth. A single drop of grace can let you out of prison like that, if you know how to use it..”