what is meaning of this quote ?

If you don’t invite God to be your summer Guest, He won’t come in the winter of your life - Lahiri Mahasaya

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    Summer - sunny days or happy times (when we need god least). Winter - gloomy or sad times (when we need god most).
    – sbharti
    Commented Sep 29, 2021 at 21:48

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It means that spiritual effort must start early in life. It would not be possible to make spiritual progress in one's old age.

Spiritual effort needs to start early

As long as the body is healthy, free from sickness, as long as old age has not set in, as long as the power of sense-organs is not impaired, as long as there is no risk to life, an intelligent man should endeavor for the welfare of the soul. It is foolishness to dig a well when the house has caught fire.

[Garuda Purana, Dharma Khanda, chapter XIII]

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