Never cease thinking of God. Whether you get joy or not, continue your meditation daily on a regular basis. If you can practise steadfastly, you will again experience bliss. One does not taste the joy of spiritual disciplines due to avidya or ignorance. But if one keeps on doing japam and meditation daily with love and zeal, his gloom due to ignorance goes away and the love of God emerges. Therefore, never give up spiritual practices, rather do them wholeheartedly. Eventually, you will derive joy from them. Why do you pay so much attention to the fruits of action? Go on doing your work. In this world, an employer pays his employees. Will not God give you anything if you work for him?
(p. 59, Spiritual treasures, Swami Turiyananda’s letter to Swami Nirupamananda dt 14 December 1912)