I saw the painstaking work taken to restore my spiritual Master’s picture, to get vivid colors, and to maintain the original state. In a few decades, the picture loses its original form. Imagine what must have happened to our soul to move from its original perfect state? What painstaking efforts will be required for the soul to come back to its original state of purity? How much time, effort, and patience will be required to bring back the vivid colors of divinity? We face a little challenge, or suffering, and we go running to God, missing the opportunity to restore our soul. God sends to us restoration experts who may hurt our feelings so that we can return to our original forms. — Satish Daryanani

Swami Sivananda