Our eyes, by themselves see as much as our glasses. Our ears by themselves hear as much as the metallic handset. Our tongue by itself speaks as clearly as the bell tongue.
That is why our eyes see what our soul sees. That is why our ears hear what our soul hears. That`s why – because the soul has the understanding and the tongue speaks understandably.
If our eyes were like the lake, without soul, they would see as the lake sees. If our ears were like caves, without a soul, they would hear as much as the caves do. If our tongue were resounding like the bell tongue, it would speak as much as the bell tongue speaks.
Excerpt from Thoughts about good and evil – Saint Nicholas Velimirovich, Predania.