The poet-mystic, Kabir sings beautifully,
‘Master and god both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate?
I bow before the master. He introduced god to me.’
Swami Vivekananda, in one of his discussions with fellow disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, referred to Ramakrishna as god. Another disciple objected saying, ‘Surely this is taking it to the extreme. I agree that the master is enlightened, but how can he be god?’
Vivekananda asked him, ‘What do you know about god?’ The disciple said, ‘Oh, god is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.’ Continue reading →