“O God, you alone are my Truth and my mercy! Grant that I may see that which lies beyond the circumscribed world of physical forms, to perceive without material images, and to gaze with an illumination exceeding that of any light.
“Grant me the ability to seek with the intelligence of a truly clean mind, for You promise that You shall be beheld by those who are pure of heart,” says the brilliant little book, Humility, by Thomas à Kempis.
“This is indeed stupendous and amazing promise! And yet it is perfectly congruous with true purity and illumination. For those who have left behind all earthly concerns and transcended all physical realities shall deservedly merit to contemplate the hidden light of eternal truth.
“The more such minds withdraw from the created light and from the things of this world, the more they shall be seized and raised above their individual selfhood to enter into the secret realm of the Divine splendor. And how magnificent shall be that vision; how pure that perception! How blessed that eye be which beholds the Truth without physical senses or comprehensible images of any kind, O God!”
[resources: Humility and the Elevation of the Mind to God]