|They rely too much
on human reason. Our reason working on the materials given to us by our senses is all
right in matters of worldly knowledge. But it is a very inadequate instrument in matters
that lie beyond this world. Therefore to under stand the nature of God and our relations
to Him we have to supplement the testimony of the senses and reason by something else.
And this is the testimony of the Veda,
which is a record of the religious experience of great Rsis, who by their spiritual
intuition have gone beyond time and space and grasped the nature of the ultimate Reality,
which they call Brahman. We have first of all to take the words of the Rsis on trust and
slowly try to realize their truth in our hearts.
Just as we first accept the formulae given by great scientists
in our text-books of science and afterwards realize their truth by means of experiments in
our laboratories so we should accept the spiritual formulae given by the Rsis and
test their validity in the laboratory of our hearts. If we do so, we shall find that they
are true for all time and for all men.