Spiritual life is a matter of perception and not of mechanical conformity to rules, even when these rules are meant to stand for the highest values.
It implies an understanding which goes beyond all words or formulations. All words and formulations have a tendency to limit the Truth.
Therefore those who seek to bring out the spirit underlying these formulations often have to launch upon a searching analysis of the formulated principles, and supplement this analysis by constantly retaining touch with concrete examples taken from life.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-100 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]