CRITICISM & UNIVERSAL LOVE | IWGR II | RAMA राम
|| WHAT IS IDOLATRY ? ||
To give the forms of foes and friends a sense of personality , individuality and reality to such an extent , as to miss the Impersonated ( masked ) individual ( indivisible ) Real Self or Law .
Why is it that the sight of woods , landscapes , rivers , lakes , and green hills inspires , uplifts , charms and breeds ecstasy ? Why ?
Because it relieves us of the sense of limited personality , it takes off the put-on looks which weigh us down in the crowded streets .
The blessed trees and dear water in their impersonal gentleness , nay sweetness , no more force on us any sense of smallness .
Happy is one who turns the whole world into a Heavenly Garden by seeing the same impersonal breath of Life in the throngs of humans as inspires in the rose garden and oak groves .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG