Live A Divinely Intoxicated Life
Saints are those who are half awake and half dreaming: on one side awake in God, and on the other side dreaming the dream of incarnation. But they can quickly get out of this dream. When my body feels some hurt or pain, I focus my eyes and mind here at the Kutashta, or Christ-consciousness center, between the eyebrows, and then I feel no pain; and in a little while I don’t even see or feel the body.
So remember, God is dreaming this world. And if we are in tune with Him, we will live a divinely intoxicated life and nothing will disturb us. We will watch this cosmic picture as we watch the films in a movie house, without being hurt. God created us that we may dream as He does, enjoying this dream, and all it’s contrasting experiences, as an entertainment, without being affected by it, absorbed in His eternal joy.
-Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Mag, Fall 1984, 11
"This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
- John Muir