When we use the words ‘freedom of choice’ with respect to the spiritual path, we use these words only with regard to our understanding of the Divine. God is limitless; and one can have the freedom to have one’s own image of God, and yet enjoy the limitless aspect of God. The cloth may be different but the basic material, namely the thread which makes the cloth of different kinds, is the same. Ornaments are all different, but the gold which goes into making the ornaments is the same. The colour of the cattle may vary, but the milk is the same. The flowers may be of different types, but the worship for which they are used is one and the same. Human beings have missed this essential point and this is a result of their ignorance. People have submitted themselves to great many difficulties because of such ignorance. God is one, but each individual should be able to create a form for oneself according to one’s taste. (Divine Discourse, Summer Showers in Brindavan 1974, Vol 1, Ch 5)
-BABA