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God is in Everything

There are believers and there are non-believers and those who really don’t bother themselves whether God exists or not. The beauty of both the believers and non-believers is that their belief is not from personal experience but from what has been told to them and what they have accepted. In almost all religious faiths God has been defined as a medium of God — but still a human being — all the Abrahmic faiths accept Jesus, Allah, Judah as their God and each faith says that theirs is the only true God, thus putting down the faith of practitioners of different religions.

This is really not helpful as you cannot control what others think or believe, thus how do we really ‘believe’ in God without having the ‘experience’ of ‘God’? In India when we talk of God, we say that God is in everything — God is in nature, God is inside you, God is in the air, God is everywhere. In fact, the Sanatan philosophy says that you can believe anything and everything to be God and still find your path to realise the ultimate truth. Freedom is given to the individual to find his own path! And if one does manage to reach the stage of self-realisation, then that is based on your own individual experience — you do not have to believe what others say, you have reached the stage where you now ‘know’ God.

When we sit for meditation and we go into a trance, we completely lose the sense of time and sometimes enter other dimensions which are beyond description. God is universal consciousness and is formless, though for our understanding and our faith we give it form and shape, as that is easier to worship rather than something that cannot be seen or visualised! God is essentially nameless, formless, omnipresent. And when God is omnipresent then saying God is only ‘this’ or ‘that’ is ridiculous!

While defining God, we say God is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, but this is very difficult to understand. If we stop to think of the real meaning of these words, then all this limiting of God does not make sense — we cannot slot God into this category or that category! Out mental capacity is limited, then how can our mind fully comprehend something that is unlimited, infinite? We end up limiting God for our own understanding, so that we can focus on something.

In deep meditation, you get a glimpse of that limitless God, that energy, that consciousness, that infinite source of love and then you realise that God is in everything — in me, in you, in the air we breathe, in the trees and plants, in the mountains and valleys, in the animals and birds — in everything that is free flowing and in the present moment. Life itself is just this moment in full realisation of God!

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Girish Borkar

Girish Borkar

Spirituality ... meditation ... insights ... inner peace ... the journey continues... love and gratitude