Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

God Is in You/Me

by Swami Rama

Book Cover: The Essence of Spiritual Life by Swami Rama[This is an excerpt from The Essence of Spiritual Life: A Companion Guide for the Seeker by Swami Rama, pages 6 - 7, Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust, 2002.]

It is easy to believe in God, and to believe in God is definitely better than not believing, however, that is only half way. It is something great when you come to know that:

God is in me. The Lord dwells in me. I am a finite vessel, and Infinity dwells within this finite vessel.

The human being is great, not because he can speak and narrate things, and not because he can feel. He is great because wherever he goes, the Lord travels with him.

No one has seen God. Highest of all, love without object, is God. How to know him? How to enjoy?

Seeing God in everyone and working for others is one way of enjoyment, but that is not so easy. You will have to practice. Remember the Lord all the time and sooner or later, you will be transformed.

The day you come to know that the Lord is within you, you will be free from fears. Then where are you? Where do you exist? If you have that consciousness that you exist separately from the Lord of the Universe, then it means you deny the existence of the Lord of the Universe.

God is all—a personal God, a universal God, and that which is beyond. Start from a personal God, go to the God within, then to the universal God, and finally beyond.

Editor's Note

For published works of Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati, please visit www.yogapublications.org or email [email protected].



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