|The Lord who is beyond all bounds,
is in that contorted, unshapely tree. A tall straight column reminds us of
the Lord. In the highly wrought ornamented pillar we see the Lord who has painted the sky with stars.
In a well-trimmed garden we see the restraint of the Lord and in the
primeval forest we see His grandeur and freedom. In both we find joy. Are we
then mad? No, there is joy in both, because there is in each a quality of the Lord. The
power in the smooth shaligram is also in the rough linga taken from the Narmada. Hence, if I do not see
the form of the Lord in all its majesty, it does not matter.
9. It is because the Lord is present in every object through a distinct
quality, that we find joy in it, we feel at one with it. This joy is not without
a cause. Why do we feel joy? We are somehow related to it, and hence the joy.
The mother's heart dances at the sight of her child, because she knows the kinship. In
the same way, like every object to the Lord. The Lord in me is also in
the object. To strengthen this kinship is to increase joy. There is no
other means for joy. Begin to establish the link of love everywhere, and then watch the
miracles happen. You will see them in every grain and every drop, the Lord who pervades the boundless universe. When we have the
power to see this, what else do we need?