Meditation is silence. If you realize that you really know nothing, then you will be truly meditating. Such truthfulness is the right soil for silence. Silence is meditation.
No Buddhist, no Christian, no Hindu. Deeply religious people have no religion. They belong to no seat, theirs is the religion of the heart!
Happiness and sorrow are twins, let them come and go like clouds.
Ill health is also a blessing. The flesh and the ego are weakened and contemplation of God becomes easier.
Why do you want to open the outside door when there is an inside door?