There is only one thing that is real, the present moment in which I am face-to-face with God. . . . We are like rich people with any amount of money who waste time marveling at their small change. I have only one sermon: "Realize what you are at this very moment; contemplate your being at the heart of the Trinity, where you have been placed by your baptism, your communion; and be faithful to yourselves, to what you are. Become what you are!"

Swami Abhishiktananda, Swami Abhishiktananda: Essential Writings by Swami Abhishiktananda, Shirley Du Boulay, editor