The human imagination has always been haunted by the feeling that we must die in order that we may live; that we have to be born again. To be a Christian is to accept this mystery of death and resurrection in one's own life; it is to pass through the world of appearances into the realm of Being. . . . We know that we ourselves, and the whole universe of which are a part, are in a state of evolution, passing continually from one state of being to another. Everything is subject to the same law of transformation.

Bede Griffiths, Bede Griffiths: Essential Writings by Bede Griffiths, Thomas Matus, editor