Be firm in one ideal – either in God with form or in the formless God. Then alone will you realize God; otherwise not. With firm and unwavering belief the followers of God with form will realize Him, as will those who speak of Him as formless. You may eat a cake with icing straight or sidewise; it will taste sweet either way.
(p.624, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Thakur’s words to the devotees in Sinthi Brahmo Samaj on 19 Oct,1884.)