In the presence of Rabbi Hanina one went to the praying desk to
say the prayer. He said 'God, thou great, strong, terrible,
mighty, feared, powerful, real & adorable.' He waited until the
other had finished & then said to him: 'Have you ended with
the praise of your God? What is the meaning of all this? It is as if
one were to praise a king of this world who has millions of pieces of
gold for having one piece of silver.'
Main Trends in Jewish Mysticism
Scholem, Gershom G.
Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
New York: Schocken Books,