THE instruction of a man who has not seen God does not produce the right effect. He may say one thing rightly, but he becomes confused about the next.
Samadhyayi1 delivered a lecture. He said, “God is beyond words and mind; He is dry. Worship Him through the bliss of your love and devotion.” Just see, he thus described God, Whose very nature is Joy and Bliss! What will such a lecture accomplish? Can it teach people anything? Such a lecturer is like the man who said, “My uncle’s cowshed is full of horses.” Horses in cowshed! From that you understand that there were no horses at all.
(…. Nor cows either!) (48)
- A leader of the Brahmo Samaj. ↩︎