This is one of the great points to be remembered, that those who worship God through ceremonials and forms, however crude we may think them to be, are not in error.
It is the journey from truth to truth, from lower truth to higher truth.
Darkness is less light; evil is less good; impurity is less purity.
It must always be borne in mind that we should see others with eyes of love, with sympathy, knowing that they are going along the same path that we have trodden.
If you are free, you must know that all will be so sooner or later, and if you are free, how can you see the impermanent? If you are really pure, how do you see the impure?
- Swami Vivekananda, Practical Vedanta II,