You talk about piling up treasure – money, property, culture, knowledge, and so on and so on. In going ahead with the Jesus Prayer, […] aren’t you trying to lay up some kind of treasure? Something that’s every goddam bit as negotiable as all those other, more material things? Or does the fact that it’s a prayer make all the difference? I mean by that, is there all the difference in the world, for you, in which side somebody lays up his treasure – this side, or the other?
— J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey