For all his holiness, the Master seemed vaguely opposed to religion. This never ceased to puzzle the disciples who, unlike the Master, equated religion with spirituality.
“Religion as practiced today deals in punishments and rewards. In other words, it breeds fear and greed – the two things most destructive of spirituality.”
Later he added ruefully, “It is like tackling a flood with water; or a burning barn with fire.”
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