|This is necessarily so because the
matter is wholly different and the approach and methods of application also must differ.
Things within the domain of human reasoning can be defined and proved. But for the
understanding of things beyond, faith and meditation have to function. The scriptures and
holy books may be looked upon as helps to assist reverent meditation, by which alone the
human mind can get glimpses into the truth beyond.
By cultivation of purity of mind and
action, and by meditation and prayer, what sounded first but as an empty jingle of
antithetic phrase gets substance and meaning. What was obscure gets a strange and new
light by which we may see though dimly, and though, even that, we may not all be able to
relate to others, Thus it was our fathers saw, and thus again we may also see. A
reverent spirit is necessary to understand any religion.