ON COMPANY OF THE HOLY

IN THE Puranas we are told that when Uma, the Mother of the universe, incarnated Herself as the daughter of Himalaya, She blessed him with the vision of the various manifestations of the Omnipresent Mother. But when Giriraja (the King of mountains) asked her to show him the Brahman of the Vedas, Uma said, "O Father, if you wish to see Brahman, you must live in the company of holy men - men who have entirely given up the world."