Tuesday, January 24, 2023

​Huston Smith


"Enter Hinduism’s  myths, her magnificent symbols, her several hundred images of God, her rituals that keep turning night and day like never-ending prayer wheels. It is obtuse to confuse Hinduism’s images with idolatry, and their multiplicity with polytheism. They are 'runways' from which the sense-laden human spirit can rise for its "flight of the alone to the Alone". Even village priest will frequently open their temple ceremonies with the following beloved invocation:

  O Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations:
  Thou art everywhere, but I worship you here;
  Thou art without form, but I worship you in these forms;
  Thou needest no praise, yet I offer you these prayers and salutations,


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