If you are truly innocent and perceptive (without motive), the mystery of the universe will come to you (and pursue you)… you won’t have to seek it. Many others, out of boredom, out of groping for more, come up with methodologies for coming to the sacred. Unfortunately, their mechanical blueprints, their dead systems, their fallacious fantasies, make an impression on others… and more and more mischief and nonsense ends up getting hammered into others.
Having a humble, quiet mind is beneficial, as it enables perception to occur without being jaded and tainted by the fabrications of others. However, unlike what many believe, a quiet mind does not bring about that which is sacred and illimitable. That illimitability is far too dynamic to merely be brought about by way of silence (or by way of anything else). A quiet mind is important, but no petty actions, inactions, reactions, methodologies, systems, absurd prayers or incantations, practices, or fabricated schemes can conjure it up. Yet, it may visit a mind that is orderly, sane, innocent, living, and whole.
Beware of those who tell you exactly how to find it or who write or talk about their struggle to come upon it. It may not be a product of any methodology; it may not involve struggle or effort whatsoever. Order of the mind is not a mere calculated product; it is a living, profound thing. An orderly, living mind is not the result of some concoction or blueprint. The result of some dead blueprint or mold is not living. Any purposeful meditation generated or fashioned intentionally by the mind… is not meditation whatsoever.