The simple way is the royal way. The simple man is a king amongst men. Simple words of simple men have thrilled and inspired multitudes. Their destiny has often hung upon the utterances and teachings and lives of a few simple souls. Shri Chaitanya changed the face of Bengal with his simple message: Hari bol! Hari bol! (Sing the name of the Saviour)
There is something in the words and actions of lovers of the simple life, something magnetic that moves men and women. The words of these simple ones are not as those of intellectual men who argue about and about. The words of these simple men are dynamic. They release a strange, mysterious power hidden in the depths of the human heart.
Tuka was a simple man, almost illiterate, a labourer earning his daily bread by the sweat of his brow. But when he took up in his hands his ektara and tuned it to the words Bhaj Gobindam! Bhaj Gobindam! (Sing of the Name of the Lord), he filled his hearers with joy. As he sang his abhangas (poems), it seemed the spirit was descending upon him.
Mira thrilled Mewar, from end to end, with her few simple words: Mere to Giridhara Gopal, doosara nakoi (Mine is He, Krishna the beloved. None other do I know.) And how simple was Jesus in his life! His words, springing from the depths of his heart, magnetised multitudes. “Be naked in your hearts that you may see God!” he said.