Monday, January 25, 2010

There IS Only One God

Swami Vishwananda's hand holding
Hiranyagarbha Lingam November 2009

Swami Vishwananda: We often hear people asking the question, “Who is God?” I ask you now, “Who is God?” As long as you have not known Him, you can’t answer this question. Love is God. But how many people realize this love? In which religion does God really belong? Is God Christian? Is God Hindu? Is God Muslim? Is God Buddhist? To which religion does He belong?

Love, and the word love, and everywhere you go, you will see there is only one God, and that is love. It’s in each one’s heart. But how do we realize this love? We are so busy with this material world that we forget about the Divine love. We try to look for this love in the outside world. We try to look for this love in other people. We try to look for this love by traveling around the world. We forget that we have to travel, not outside, but inside, to find this love in ourselves. We have to realize our closeness to this Divine love, which is inside, in our heart. Some people will say it’s very difficult to reach this point, but I will say it’s very easy. You just need to want it.

People try to find the easy way to love. If people could buy love, they would. But love can’t be bought. If somebody comes and tells you, “Listen, I will make you be able to realize this Divine love.” It’s not true, as only the Guru can do that. Only by the grace of the Master can you realize this Divine Love.

Babaji - Mere Gurudev (translation in english)

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