But it is a raw phenomenon.
It has to be polished, refined, cut.
It is like a raw diamond:
much has to be done before people
can know its beauty and splendor.
And that’s my whole work here:
to help you refine your raw love
into a refined, polished, cultured phenomenon.
So that it can become a source of
upliftment for your soul.
So that it can become
a door to the divine.”
(from an unpublished Darshan Diary “Eighty-Four Thousand Poems” 13 April 1980)