"My most outstanding impression of that first meeting is one of peering into bottomless pools of Infinite Love and tenderness, as my eyes met His, My heart pounded with tremendous excitement and for a while I could not speak. I felt that in an inexplicable way He was the reason for my very existence; that I have never really lived until this moment; that He was deeply familiar and precious to me, even as I was no stranger and very dear to Him."
And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him, and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth ... "
These are all but different approaches to the same one Truth — God; and therefore the real purport of each book is just the same. These approaches can be broadly divided into two kinds — indirect and direct: that is, impersonal and personal. In spite of such distinctions, equally same results can be achieved and have been achieved through either of the ways.
What can be understood in a flash by spiritual experience takes ages to grasp intellectually.
As regards my seclusion, I have 100 percent reasons of my own to retire from tomorrow for 40 days. This should not be looked upon as chilla-narsi [penance of remaining in a circle] or meditation and so forth. I am free in every way, but I am going to get myself bound voluntarily. I will also intensify my silence, and will not let even the least sound escape my lips.