Friday, July 19, 2013

Why don’t we see God ?

In the rhyme of the flute, in the calling bells of the mosque, in the prayer held on a Sunday morning mass, everywhere. He lives everywhere. In the truthfulness of the brave, in the love of the lover, in the mind of a mathematician, everywhere. He lives everywhere. In the morning sunrise, in the smell of the wet sands on a beach, in the sunset inviting the night, everywhere. He lives everywhere. In the violet by the mossy stone, in the bee’s eyes that search for flowers, in the fruits hanging on those branches, everywhere. He lives everywhere. Inside the seas where we have not yet reached, in the core of the CPU registers, in the pistons of a motor, everywhere. Yes! He lives everywhere.

Yet why are people complaining that they can’t see him? Because they have a preconceived notion of him. An old man with a beard, a man decked in ornaments or maybe a man who brandishes weapons at will. I don’t know. Different people have different opinions. The truth is, he exists everywhere and is witnessing everything. He is formless and can take up any form that he wishes. Ask yourself, what do you see in a new born baby? What do you feel when you drive through the countryside? What do you hear in a stream of water? It’s him. Still we complain that we haven’t had enough of him. There is only one way to see him. By always thinking of him. Yes, remind yourself everyday, he is near you.

I’m not proposing some 30 day retreat or a course in yoga. All you have to do is be aware consciously. Think that he is with you every moment. Yes! Every single moment. And it’s true. He is there. When you are say, travelling in a train or a bus and you have lots of time on hand, just remember him. The very way in which you are used to. Say your prayers if you like, to create the environment. The more time you spend with him, the better is the ride. When you are concentrating on your work, do so. But whenever you get a break, think of him. You’ll soon see that this whole world is made up of him, including non animate matter. He is the soul behind all creation. And that is all there is to it.

Some people ask that why there is so much unhappiness in the world? That is for the very reason that we won’t be able to measure happiness if we did not have its opposite. Everyone has his share. Take it calmly, knowing that one day the dot’s shall connect and you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free. Everything ‘is’ and there is nothing beyond ‘is’-ness. Know that he is the only one who’s forever – infinite. Rest all are like waves of the sea. They come and go. So do our emotions and so do our thoughts. So don’t be enchanted by what is temporary. Base your happiness on what is real. And the only real is him. Rest all are heading towards their end. Be it a star, a fly or a human. Seek him everywhere,and you will be without a moment.

Awestruck, always …


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