MAN WANTS GOD BUT IS GIVEN STONE
In the great universal game of the spiritual evolution of mankind, worked out personally by the hierarchy of great spiritual Sadgurus and the Avatar, the Himalayas or Mount Abu or the Nilgiris were once so highly spoken of, and recognized and revered by the world as the homes of great rishis and saints. It was called the land of the rishis the abode of sages and saints. But now, they have no greater part to play in the work nor have any greater importance than huge heaps of rocks!
Man wants God but is given stone in the form of churches, temples, idols and images! They are now all corrupt! Considered once as places of worship, but they have turned into pitiable centers of business for their caretakers. The places of God's prayer, worship and love have changed into centers of business!
Thus are the names of God and religion besmeared, bringing ultimately to humanity natural calamities such as plagues, pestilence, famines and other curses of nature with untold miseries on humanity in their wake. So, it is for this that the teachings of the Avatars and Sadgurus caution one not to give importance to such places and forms of worship. Their work is to diminish and destroy all these piles of stone which keep humanity away from God rather than draw it closer.
LORD MEHER, 1st USA ed, vol. 6 & 7, p. 2276, Bhau Kalchuri
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