In every case, the essential point concerns the existence of some realm, or some entity, variously referred to as the Void, the great Self . . . God . . .and the fact that human life approaches its clear meaning when and only when a person makes contact with this Void. The belief . . . is that as this connection occurs, the person becomes connected to all things, and at one and the same time more personal, more human . . . and more peaceful . . . "
(quoted in David James Duncan's God Laughs and Plays.)