He is the nearest of the near, the dearest of the dear. Love Him as miser loves money,as an ardent man loves his sweetheart,as a drowning person loves breath. When you yearn for God with interest,He will come to you…
Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.
Where There Is Light… Page-183.
Ramkrishna described it the same way but he said, the desperate need for God should be more than the love of the miser, ardent man and drowning person desire for breath added together
Truly that kind of desire is rare. You may get a Guru. You may get many wonderful experiences. But who in the world can give you that kind of passion for God?
It comes slowly, sooner in the presence of the infective, presence of a divine