In everything that exists there is the basic joy of God. Because we are ignorant, our experience of joy is selective. We find joy only in certain persons or events, not in everything. But we must enlarge our vision. We have to realize that Joy — like Existence and Knowledge — is inherent in everything and in every experience.

The mountain is a real object, but the source of that reality is God. The mountain is a unit of knowledge and that knowledge comes from God. The mountain is also a mass of joy and that joy comes from God.

Swami Shraddhananda, Seeing God Everywhere by Swami Shraddhananda, Pravrajika Vrajaprana, editor