The Chofeitz Chayim says in Meir Einei Yisroel the following:

"Why do we wait for Mashiach? Because we need parnassa, a cure for a disease, nachas from our children? Because someone in our family needs a shidduch? No! Hashem knows our innermost thoughts, and He says to us, 'I can send you those things without sending you Mashiach!' Instead, each one of us must cry for the lack of כבוד שמים - for the pain of the Shechinah in our exile, and then Mashiach will surely come."

Does anyone know where in Meir Einei Yisroel this is located?

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    As you probably expect us to ask: how do you know he writes this? Did you see this quoted somewhere? If so, where?
    – mevaqesh
    Mar 23, 2017 at 0:39
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    What makes you think that this quotation exists in Meir Einei Yisroel? Please edit to show the basis of this question.
    – Isaac Moses
    Apr 3, 2017 at 16:14

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Your quote appears to be a word for word quote from here. The source listed there is Sefer Meir Einei Yisroel (1:236); i.e. volume 1 (of 6) page 236.

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    @chiddushitorah As you have been asked repeatedly, please don't omit information from your questions. In this case, and in most cases, you are clearly quoting chunks of text from somewhere, yet you almost never tell us from where. Identifying the source often makes it much simpler to answer, as in this case where the source itself contained the answer.
    – mevaqesh
    Mar 23, 2017 at 0:54

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