Thought for the day, Sunday 11th July

“All religions seek to demonstrate the reality of God through symbols. These symbols are seen as pointers to a transcendent reality beyond themselves. Symbols are necessary, for they make the reality present to us. Every word we use is a symbol. God is a symbol. These are symbols we use to point to something which cannot be described or expressed. The use of symbols points to the mystery of human life: that is, we are pushed beyond ourselves, beyond our limits… Each religion has its sacred and revered symbols. A contemplative awareness will take us beyond all these to the one reality with which we seek unity.”
Bede Griffiths (1906 – 1993), Benedictine monk and yogi, also known as Swami Dayananda

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