Smart Quote of the Day, October 27, 2015

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"We should not take it for granted that because we cannot see God with our eyes the Lord has no personal existence."

Today's Smart Quote is from the purport to Mantra Five of Sri Isopanishad:

TRANSLATION

The Supreme Lord walks and does not walk. He is far away, but He is very near as well. He is within everything, and yet He is outside of everything.

PURPORT (excerpt):

We should not take it for granted that because we cannot see God with our eyes the Lord has no personal existence. Sri Isopanishad refutes this argument by declaring that the Lord is far away but very near also. The abode of the Lord is beyond the material sky, and we have no means to measure even this material sky. If the material sky extends so far, then what to speak of the spiritual sky, which is altogether beyond it? That the spiritual sky is situated far, far away from the material universe is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita (15.6). But despite the Lord's being so far away, He can at once, within less than a second, descend before us with a speed swifter than that of the mind or wind. He can also run so swiftly that no one can surpass Him. This has already been described in the previous verse.