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[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / e. Fideism]

Full Idea

Only by love can men see me, and know me, and come unto me, says Krishna

Gist of Idea

Only by love can men see me, know me, and come to me, says Krishna


Anon (Bhag) (The Bhagavad Gita [c.500 BCE], 11.54)

Book Reference

'The Bhagavad Gita', ed/tr. Mascaro,Juan [Penguin 1962], p.95

A Reaction

There seems to be a paradox here, as it is unclear how you can love Krishna, if you have not already seen him in some way. This is another paradox of fideism - that faith cannot possibly be the first step in a religion, as faith needs a target.