This point was convincingly elucidated by the Muslim saint, Sufi-Sarmast (who was averse to offering ritualistic prayers) when King Aurangzeb once forced him to participate in the congregational Namaz. The Saint joined the congregation against his will, but he soon revolted against it by calling loudly to the Imam, who, at the particular moment of leading the prayers, was mentally busy arranging the finances for the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, that "the God of the Imam was beneath his feet."
The Saint's words were verified later when a treasure-trove was actually found just beneath the spot where Sufi-Sarmast was standing at the time of praying with the congregation.
THE PATH OF LOVE, pp. 60-61
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