I once caught the end of a program at about three in the morning where for some reason a man was interviewing a hindu holy man. I never did find the name of the program or the people being interviewed, so I can't really credit them properly, but the idea they were talking about stuck in my mind.
They had found a little broken face of an idol in the dust, and they were talking about it.
The holy man said, 'You see this hand' and held out his hand, pointing. 'I am pointing at something, but first you need to look at my hand, and then follow where it points to see what I am pointing at.'
The interviewer said, 'But what if I just keep on looking at your hand?'
'It does not matter. One day, you will look and you will see. God is not in a hurry.'
This idea, of a symbol or an idol pointing to an idea or god, made a lot of sense to me, so I write it here.
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