‘Therefore the statement of Bhagavad-gita that a devotee should see Krsna everywhere (yo mam pasyati sarvatra) can be understood in terms of the example of a lusty man’s thinking that the world is full of beautiful women. Similarly, one should become transcendentally so desirous of seeing the Lord that one can perceive within the entire universe nothing but Krsna and His potency. ”

Srimad Bhagvatam 11.2.45

“When we love God’s will we find Him and own His joy in all things.”

A Merton Reader, ed. by Thomas P. McDonnell, (New York: Image Books, 1989): 65

Psalm 95: 1 “Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation.”

Contemplative Pause: “Throughout this day, pause, take a breath, and listen with your heart. Name the joy in your life.”

The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living