At the Feet of Sri Ramakrishna
Finding wisdom for our everyday lives in the words of one of India's greatest saints
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The Voice of God

A Master told his pupil: "Everything that exists is God."
The pupil took it literally, not in the true spirit. While he was walking down a street, he met with an elephant. The mâhut (the driver) shouted aloud from his high seat, "Move away, move away!"
The pupil argued in his mind, "Why should I move away? I am God, and the elephant is also God. What need has God to fear Himself?"
Thinking this he did not move.
Finally the elephant picked him up with his trunk, and dashed him aside.
Severely hurt, he went back to his Master, and told him the whole story.
The Master said, "All right, you are God. The elephant is God also. But God in the shape of the elephant-driver was warning you also from above. Why did you not pay heed to his warnings?"

As Pope wrote, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." And so a student with limited understanding can become worse off than one with no knowledge at all.

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