Whenever you buy a complicated piece of machinery, you get the owner’s manual along with it. And who writes the owner’s manual? The manufacturers. They know how it works; they know what it can do, and they know what it is for. So, when the Absolute Truth has created this whole cosmic manifestation, that creator, that manufacturer, gives us the manuals that cultivate us: the Holy Scriptures that have been revealed throughout the ages in different places, in different times, according to the capacity of the people to digest. But the Truth is the same.
– Radhanath Swami