Who is God?
How to be connected to the divine? Who is God? Most do not even know who is God. How can you be connected to whom you do not even know.
Who is God?
Is God that idol of ‘Lord Krishna’ or ‘Lord Rama’ or ‘Devi’ or the book ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ or the ‘Koran’? Who is God? You have been living in this body for 30-40-60-80 years but do you know who is the one that created this body and the world? What is that energy that runs this world and everything in it?
God is not an idol, not a book, not a scripture, not anything material that we can perceive through our five senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. God cannot even be described by our intellect with words. God cannot be compared with anything material and our mind only understands matter! God is definitely not man wearing a long white robe with a long white beard sitting up in the clouds writing an account of debit and credit for you.
Sage Patanjali, Saint Ashtavakra, Rishi Narada, Guru Vasishtha have all been teaching us to move away from matter towards the inner energy, the consciousness, the soul. That energy or consciousness is what is the source of all. Just like the source of all ‘drops of water’ is the ‘OCEAN’ itself. Just like that the source of ‘everyone and everything’ in this creation is the ‘CONSCIOUSNESS’. That supreme energy is the mother of form but it is formless itself.
How to be connected to the formless?
You are connected already. It is just an illusion to feel that I am not connected and that I have to get connected. Can a drop of water say that I am not connected to WATER? You yourself are that! So ham asmi – I am that!
Why don’t I feel it?
Because our inner eyes are covered by the blinders of Maaya. Maaya of this world, maaya of the likable and ‘not-so-likable’ people/situations/things in this world blinds us from the actual truth! When this Maaya drops, we recognize the truth!
How will this Maaya drop?
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Beautiful explaination. Jaigurudev
We are eternal parts and parcel of the Supreme. One in quality, because we are eternal spiritual beings, but not one in quantity. “This philosophical truth of simultaneous oneness and difference was propounded by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and it is known as acintya-bhedabheda-tattva. Brahma, Narada and all others are simultaneously one with the Lord and different from the Supreme Lord. We are all one with Him, just as the gold ornaments are one in quality with the stock gold, but the individual gold ornament is never equal in quantity with the stock gold. The stock gold is never exhausted even if there are innumerable ornaments emanating from the stock, because the stock is purnam, complete; even if purnam is deducted from the purnam, still the supreme purnam remains the same purnam. This fact is inconceivable to our present imperfect senses. Lord Caitanya therefore defined His theory of philosophy as acintya (inconceivable), and as confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita as well as in the Bhagavatam, Lord Caitanya’s theory of acintya-bhedabheda-tattva is the perfect philosophy of the Absolute Truth.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.6.13-16 Purport)
Why have we shut our eyes so tight? If we are so ignorant then isn’t our ignorance too gods will?
When you were a kid, did you play the game where you wear blinders on your eyes and then tag a friend? It is the same thing, dear. God only plays the game of wearing the blinders willingly, God only removes the blinders at the end of the game willingly. All a spiritual mentor does is help you tag him faster so you can remove your blinders.
On another note, ‘ignorant’ does not have a negative connotation to it. ‘Ignorant’ simply means one who does not know, dear.