“The disciples were full of questions about God.
Said the Guru, “God is Unknown, the Unknowable. Every statement about Him, every answer to your questions, is a distortion of the Truth.”
The disciples were bewildered.
“Then why do you speak about Him at all?!”
“Why does the bird sing?” said the Guru.
“Not because he has a statement, but because he has a song.
The words of the Scholar are to be understood. The words of the Guru are
not to be understood. They are to be listened to as one listens to the
wind in the trees and the sound of the river and the song of the bird.
They will awaken something within the heart that is beyond all
“The blackness would stir and eventually go away, and God would remain, a shining point of light in my heart. I would go on loving.”
— Life of Pi