Certainly living in solitude now and then, repeating God’s name and singing his glories, and discriminating between the real and the unreal these are the means to employ to see him.
- 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 the question is who weeps for God? Try to cry in front of him from the bottom of your heart. Longing is like the rosy dawn. After dawn out comes the sun, longing is followed by the vision of God.
God reveals himself to a devotee who feels drawn to him by the combined force of these three attractions: the attraction of worldly possessions for the worldly man, the child’s attraction for its mother, and the husband’s attraction for the chaste wife. If one feels drawn to him by the combined force of these three attractions, then through it one can attain him.
But the point is to love God even as the mother loves her child, the chaste wife loves her husband and the worldly man loves his wealth. Add these three sources of love and the powers of attraction together and give it all to the God, then certainly you will be able to see him. It is necessary to pray to him with a longing heart.
Let’s understand this with an example, the kitten knows only how to call its mother, crying “Mew, Mew!” it remains satisfied wherever its mother puts it. The mother cat put her 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 it knows. But as soon as the mother hears this cry, wherever she may be she comes to the kitten.