“There’s a word being used here this evening that I don’t understand.”
He said, “What’s the word?”
I said, “God.”
“You don’t understand what God means?” he replied.
I said, “I don’t know what you mean by God. You’ve told us that God has hidden his face, that we are in exile. I’ve just come from India, where people are experiencing God all the time.”
And do you know what (Martin) Buber said? “Do you mean to compare?”
There you have revealed two sides of looking at the idea of God.