When the maladies of vanity,
brute power, lust, wrath, arrogance,
and infatuation-that force one down into the ravines of nature-are rendered feeble,
and virtues such as
discernment, non-attachment, self-restraint, firmness of will, abiding in solitude,
meditation-that lead one to God-are fully developed and active,
the seeker is equipped
to be united with
the Supreme Being.
It is this ability
that is called transcendental faith
it is by this that the worshipper comes to apprehend the ultimate reality.
He then knows what God is and,
knowing his divine glories,
he is at once merged with him.
~Revered Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~