The life of prayer and contemplation is simply to realize God’s presence in the depth of our being, in the depth of every being, and at the same time beyond all beings, beyond all that is within and all that is without.
— Abhishiktananda, Prayer
One of the monks who teaches our Lay Cistercian group has called Abhishiktananda’s book Prayer “one of the best books on the subject” he’s ever read. High praise indeed. I’ve just started the book (based on that recommendation!) and barely 10 pages into it I’m already finding gems like the one I quote here.