Material, physical, celestial realms
Of the supreme being; the source to be worshipped.
May we deeply meditate on the sacred truth of Divine light.
May our intellect be infused with that light.
—Mantra of Enlightenment
However, when human beings grasp the idea of a universal reason superior to the perceptible chain of events, the contingent side of their lives becomes apparent. Wisdom then consists in realizing that behind the profusion of vain, ephemeral incidents lurks a higher, sometimes incomprehensible order. —Thomas G Pavel, The Lives of the Novel; a History, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2003