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God is Spirit

We often wonder about God — what is God? Where can God be found? And so on…..it is said that God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent — all this is fine, but God cannot be seen. One can feel God’s presence in nature, one can also experience God’s presence in nature.

God can be ‘He’, ‘She’ and ‘It’ and much more than that. We usually say ‘He’ as ‘He’ is considered to be the so-called neutral pronoun. God need not be just a father, God can be a mother, brother, sister too, even a friend, a tree — God is everything.

God is Spirit, and Spirit is above all these distinctions. Spiritual practice is nothing but realising God as spirit! Unfortunately, we see that even in the spiritual sphere we make distinctions between male and female, we have problems with male and female!

When we argue and fight about men and women, this shows that we are not truly following the spiritual path — we are still on the physical plane — arguments about men and women have no place in an ashram. There should be no discrimination against one or the other. When we talk about the physical body, we are actually talking about flesh, blood and bone — spirit is above all these things. If we keep fighting and arguing about male and female, we have no right to call ourselves as followers of the spiritual path. Spirit has no gender — that’s why we have to rise above the bodily sense of male — female.

Hence, with regular meditation, gradually over a period of time, our body consciousness reduces and our soul consciousness increases, when this happens, we begin to lose the male-female distinction and we start seeing ‘people’ as just souls. In fact, we see all beings as souls — whether they are flora or fauna or humans — being aware of this unity means we have realised and known that God is Spirit and nothing else — and we too are made in the image of God. The duality disappears.

Our love for God has no limits as we realise that God is in everything, God is everything — God is in the mother, father, brother, sister, friend, pet, wild life, forests, oceans, rivers — literally in everything. God can literally manifest as anything — that is why the Sanatan Dharma accepts God in multiple forms and objects — thus God is in all these things and more. It is our acceptance which is required for realising God as Spirit.

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Girish Borkar

Girish Borkar

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