DIFFERENCE IN ATTITUDE OF EAST AND WEST
The East knows that human intellect, which is limited in scope has its use only up to a certain stage in tackling metaphysical problems. As sung by the philosopher Dr. Iqbal:
The East thus knows that at the point where intellect gives up its efforts in grappling with that which is transcendental, love must take up the link. The West sets great store by the intellectual approach, and that which refuses to come within the orbit of intellect is apt to be either denied or scoffed at. As a by-product of this occidental attitude we may cite the utter misuse of the word "mystic" in current American idiom.
GOD SPEAKS, 1st Indian ed, pp. 213-214
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