Many years ago I heard a TV presenter talking about religion, and I remember him saying something like:
Like [ guru name ] said, religion is like a boat. It is very useful to to cross a river, but only a fool would drag the boat along with him/her after reaching the otherside.
I was curious about the Guru who would state that religion was in a sense fungible. I went to do some research today, but the only quotes I found seem to be very clearly not saying that at all:
But without true love and devotion entering into it, it remains like a boat without water. It is not difficult to push a boat that is floating in water, but extremely hard to drag the same boat on dry land. In the same way, if our life’s boat floats on the waters of true love and devotion, we can sail easily in it. http://www.hinduism.co.za/stories-.htm (possibly not the best source)
So it seems I mixed up the TV presenter's analogy, with the words of the Guru (that he was quoting).
However I thought I would check here -
Does anyone know of a Guru who did use the boat on water/land analogy to propose "Use religion while it is useful, then discard it"? Thanks