You can build hospitals for every fly and flea that ever lived.... All this you may do, but it would never lead to salvation.... [Hospitals] go up and they come down again. [Salvation] is only possible if there is some being whom nature never caught, who is the Ruler of nature. He rules nature instead of being ruled by nature. He wills law instead of being downed by law. ... He exists and he is all merciful. The moment you seek Him [He will save you].
Why has He not taken us out? You do not want Him. You want everything but Him. The moment you want Him, that moment you get Him.
- Swami Vivekananda
The Soul And God (Delivered in San Francisco, March 23, 1900) - The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/The Soul And God