ASPECTS OF THE DIVINE

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM

ONE day in course of a conversation about God, Mathur Babu observed, "God too must abide by his own laws, He has no power to transcend them." "What an absurd proposition!", I exclaimed,"One who has made a law can repeal it at pleasure or make a new law in its place."

"How can that be?" said Mathur. "A plant that produces only red flowers cannot produce flowers of any other colour, white, for instance, for such is the law.

I should like to see God produce white flowers from a plant bearing only red flowers," "That too He can do," answered I "for everything depends on His will." Mathur was not convinced. The next day, while taking a stroll in the temple garden I came across a china-rose plant with two flowers on the same stalk, one of which was red and the other snow-white. I broke off the branch to show it to Mathur, who felt highly surprised at the sight of it and exclaimed, "Father, I will never more argue a point with thee!" (137)