a nice quote:
'Sir, we ought to teach the people that they are doing wrong in worshipping the images and pictures in the temple.'
Ramakrishna: 'That's the way with you Calcutta people: you want to teach and preach. You want to give millions when you are beggars yourselves. ... Do you think God does not know that he is being worshipped in the images and pictures? If a worshipper should make a mistake, do you not think God will know his intent?'
- The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
don't judge a book by its cover; don't judge this quote by its obscure reference. i found it in J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, which i heartily recommend to anyone liking The Catcher in the Rye. and please, look beyond the simple message of teaching and preaching in this quote, the bigger message tells a lot more...