when humankind
in adoration or supplication
turns toward God

the feeling is
of the nature of fire
in that it rises

but also it gives strength
and courage
and faculty
to the devotee
this puts back
into the heart
the life
which naturally belongs there
the giving of this life
to the heart
is the restoration of it
to its normal condition
which is nothing but freedom

real freedom of the will
does not consist
of catering to every desire

freedom of the will
consists of freeing it
from all the excrescences
of conditioned existence
so its actions
will not be hampered

Samuel L. Lewis, Bowl of Saki Commentary, February 4