FROM BAHA’I TEACHINGS:
This most great, this fathomless and surging Ocean is near, astonishingly near, unto you. Behold it is closer to you than your life-vein! Swift as the twinkling of an eye ye can, if ye but wish it, reach and partake of this imperishable favor, this God-given grace, this incorruptible gift, this most potent and unspeakably glorious bounty………. by Baha’u’llah – http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-153.html
FROM BUDDHIST TEACHINGS:
Not knowing how near the truth is,
People seek it far away, what a pity!
They are like him who, in the midst of water,
Cries in thirst so imploringly.
Zen master Hakuin – (January 19, 1686 – January 18, 1768)