“It Takes One To Know One”
If there is a deity – or someone more profound than ourselves – how would we know? How would we recognise it? If a Buddha stood next to us, would we recognise them as a Buddha, or would we just see them as someone rather boring?
To recognise purity, we have to know what purity is. And, in knowing purity of heart and mind, we would realise that we are, in truth, what we are searching for. Job done. This is the whole purpose of devotion! There is no need to keep the deity at arm’s length.
It takes one to know one.
* prevaricate: be evasive, be non-committal, be vague, be ambiguous, evade/dodge the issue, beat about the bush, hedge, hedge one’s bets, fudge the issue; fence, parry questions; vacillate, shilly-shally, waver, quibble; hesitate, stall (for time), shuffle about, and haw, pussyfoot, duck the issue/question. 😀 😀 😀