Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
There is no life principle without Divinity, so you must develop faith in this principle of Divinity. This was the main teaching of Jesus. Each living being has to journey back to the source from where it sprang. Real joy is available only there. You should strive for God-realisation because you came from God and will go back to Him. A man may travel on business through many lands and stay in several towns in great comfort, but he gets rest and peace only when he reaches home. The earthly career is but a stage in his long journey, where he has camped for a while. The camp is not be confused with the home, but many do and refuse to remember the home. Forgetting the supreme power of the Spirit within, men place their reliance on the powers of the body, the mind and the intellect. Men seek the cause for death, but no one seeks the Divine source for life.
If a tiny sugar crystal is mixed in a heap of sand, even the most intelligent person will not be able to separate the sugar from the sand and recover it. But without any extraordinary intelligence, an ant is able to make its way to the particle of sugar in the sand heap and relish its sweetness. The ant is aware of the sweetness of sugar and is able to get at the sugar even in a heap of sand. Likewise, man should seek to distinguish between the permanent and the transient and realise what is everlasting. Man is endowed with the capacity to discriminate between the permanent and the evanescent, but unfortunately instead of using this capacity he is caught up in the delusions of the phenomenal world and is wasting his life.