The Law of Cause and Effect is, on one side, a training school, where we learn the lessons that life has to teach. If you want something of great value, you’re going to have to work hard for it. There’s no free lunch; there is no easy street.
When you learn the lessons, when you understand the Law of Cause and Effect, you graduate to the realization of divine love. Your lifetime becomes richer in the blink of an eye, because you have moved from the consciousness of the masses to the spiritual consciousness of God, of divine love.
The Slow Burning Love of God, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 13, chap.1