“The heart must be empty in order to receive the knowledge of God.”
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
“It is the receptivity of our heart and the passivity of our mind, it is the eagerness, the thirst and hunger after truth, it is the direction of our whole life to that Ideal from who all light and truth come, that alone can bring us truth and the knowledge of God.”
But then the question comes: how do we open our hearts and minds?
Step by step, we require different things. Sometimes pain, sometimes hope, sometimes worldly love, sometimes spiritual desire. In the end, we require meditation as taught by a perfect Master, and His or Her grace.
But in the end, we realize, it was all His or Her grace.