Obey the scriptures until you are strong enough to do without them; then go beyond them. Books are not final. Verification is the only proof of religious truth. Each must verify for himself [or herself]; and no teacher who says, “I have seen, but you cannot” is to be trusted — only that one who says, “You can see, too.” All scriptures and all truths, of all times and of all countries, are Vedas [sacred sources of knowledge and teaching] because these truths are to be seen, and anyone may discover them.