“Human beings are very complex and ruled by emotions. They have a tendency towards judgment—“Now I’m doing well. Now I’m doing poorly. Now I feel good. Now I feel bad.” The one thing I’m always saying is that there is something greater underlying all of this judgment. We must constantly look for that next degree of depth, that next layer of subtlety within our being, to find a deeper and more profound basis of existence.
The idea behind meditation and spiritual study is to leave the surface and swim in the depths of your own being. In doing so, you want to avoid disorientation, maintaining just enough identity to be present as you undergo the countless transformations and transitions within. This is the daily bread of life, let alone spiritual life. Spiritual life just ups the ante by accelerating the process.”