We stay in a world the place goal proof and purpose have change into the measure of Reality. Primarily based on this premise atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins see theistic religions as irrational superstition.
Having stated that Sam Harris does have some respect for the Hindu impersonal concepts (resembling Advaitha Vedanta) which state that the ego-self is an phantasm. He wouldn’t nevertheless pay the identical respect for the Bhakti traditions.
What he fails to see is that these traditions aren’t making an attempt science, they’re offering a technique to find the final word which means of life. This which means is present in reaching a transcendent state of Divine Love. The Masters have laid out a path which is particularly designed to take the thoughts from a bodily actuality to a transcendent one.
Whereas the Bhakti path might not conform to materials fact, it’s a greater Divine Reality. To reap the fruit of this, one must droop the thoughts which insists on logic, solely then can one look to expertise actual Love.