But once a dead God, always a dead God, even resurrected. The Son must have the taste of death forever in his mouth. The Trinity must be tainted by it; there must be a certain stench at the right hand of God the Father. The horror must be real. Why would God wish that upon Himself? Why not leave death to mortals? Why make dirty what is beautiful, spoil what is perfect? -- Love. That was his answer.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:The main battlefield of good is not the open ground of the publis arena, but the small clearing of each heart.
We commonly say in the trade that the most dangerous animal in a zoo is Man.
I preferred to set off and perish in search of my own kind than to live a lonely half-life of physical comfort and spiritual death on this murderous island.
It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.
I went to temple at crowded times when Brahmins were too distracted to come between me and God.
The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions.
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