On your spiritual way there are lots of things that you have to get rid of before achieving completeoneness with the Divine. That doesn’t mean that Godis far away from you. He is here all the time, and He is waiting, telling you, “wake up and make yourself realized”, because you were born with this realization! It’s just that all this dirt from the mind is limiting the Self. Cross over this, chant the name of God and be in love with God, because He is the only one that can really love you unconditionally, He is the only one who really gives to you without expecting something in return.
Sri Swami Vishwananda
Chanting and Dancing with Sri Swami Vishwananda and Devotees May 2011