"There are many incidental reasons, but there is only one reason if a person is really in earnest: in a word, it is to come into contact with reality, to find a reality deeper than the everyday reality that so quickly changes, rots away, leaves nothing behind and offers no lasting happiness to the human soul. Every religion that is sincere tries to open up contact with this reality."
- Father Seraphim Rose
Reference: (Hieromonk), Damascene. Father Seraphim Rose: his life and works. 2005. pp36. Print.