For the consummation of human evolution, and for the realisation by man of his highest goal, religion and spiritual discipline are very essential. Religion is the link between the individual and the universe, between Jiva and Deva. If that does not exist, life becomes chaos. A cow caught on a hill, wanting to go to the hill opposite, but confronted with a flooded river in between, needs a bridge between the two. That is what religion is. Between the hill of individual life and the region of the universal, there is the flooded river of Nature, with all its confusions and complexities. It is difficult to discover where it comes from, how it accumulates all that uproar and where it ultimately ends. But fortunately, we have in every human community, bridge-builders who help people to cross.
- Baba -