Swami Sivananda on Deifying Matter
- DEIFYING MATTER
"You admire the little electric lamp on your table;
have you learnt to admire the glorious sun which
sheds light in the whole universe?
"You admire a bottle of French perfume; have you
learnt to admire the fragrance of the rose and
"You admire the paintings of artists and the little
toys made by craftsmen; have you ever thought of the
beautiful creation of the Lord--this earth itself,
which is only an infinitesimal part of His creation?
"You glorify the little man who builds a small
swimming pool; can you glorify adequately the Lord
for His creation of oceans, lakes and rivers?
"You deify the sculptor who carves some figures on
stones; you deify the scientist for his superficial
knowledge of the inner human mechanism. Think of the
exquisite creation of God--the marvelous human body.
Can all the scientists in the world ever produce a
"The intelligence with which scientists have invented
so many things is itself a spark of the Divine. Man
is a drop in the ocean of Consciousness. His ego is a
point in the limitless Truth of Existence."
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