People will shed a jug full of tears for the sake of spouse or children; they will be carried away by a stream of their own tears for the sake of money; but who sheds a tear for God?
Cry for Him, not for show, but with a longing and yearning heart. The rosy light of the dawn comes before the rising sun; likewise a longing and yearning heart is the sign of God-vision that comes after. Extreme longing is the surest way to God-vision.
Through extreme longing the mind remains fixed on the Supreme Being."
~Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa