God

Overview

The debate about God has lingered for centuries. Some people debunk all notion of a God. Some remain devout till death and, every so often, someone may remark, "Who cares?" Insurance companies still refer to ‘acts of God' in the context of catastrophes, war, abuse and discrimination. But is a ‘God' really to be held responsible for human doings? And human mistakes?

By now, your mind may have a firm view about the supernatural, the Divine and the coincidental events in our lives. In reality, whatever others say and do, each of us has the freedom to consider ‘God' in a personal and unique way, or refute the existence of a supreme being all together.

This section focuses on a divine entity and places the Divine absolutely separate from and above the human game, allowing seekers to take a fresh look at the ‘God' factor.

Open-mindedness and bravery will allow your mind, gently and clearly, to sift through alternative ideas. Each meditation described below is an experiment. Read the text two or three times and let the message sit in your mind. You may like to make notes after each experiment.

 

Experiments

 

Experiments

Experiment 1: God is a Being of Light

God is a Being, a soul, a point of light – a soul that never was and never will be a human being. For some people the word ‘God’ is loaded with fear-laden memories laced with distaste. Some may prefer to worship that Being. Others may chant His names.

The Brahma Kumaris school of thought suggests that God simply encourages you to ‘link’ your mind to that point of spiritual power. The simple method asks you to ‘remember’ and allow space and time for that Being to guide you, if that is what you want. That’s all. Once you ‘link’, you will experience a beam of energy entering your being, seemingly coming from an unending reservoir of peace, love, happiness, courage, bliss and more. There is no compulsion to remember this soul, and no threats of damnation if you don’t. The God point does not seek to be worshipped.

Try this meditation on the Supreme Light

Experiment 2: God is an Ocean of Virtue

 

God is independent of matter and all other souls; a separate and distinct entity. The Sanskrit language refers to this energy as atma. God is an atma. Gandhi was known as mahatma (great energy) but God is the absolute Mahatma. But for now we can set aside the term ‘God’ and use Supreme Energy. Virtue is the expression of this uplifting energy or buoyancy. Virtues flow from this Source of all Virtue – the Supreme Energy. Being in the ‘company’ of this Supreme Energy allows you to bathe in an ocean of virtues and find solutions to life’s questions.

Try this meditation on the Ocean of Virtue

 

Experiment 3: God is One for all

No-one owns God. God is energy. No belief system, no one religion can claim ownership of the Supreme Being, because that energy is not for holding, owning, controlling or capturing. That energy just is. Forever.Sometimes the Supreme Soul is referred to as the Parent of all souls.This means everyone is aligned to, and can link with, this Source. You are free to have a connection with the Supreme as and when you wish.There are no fixed rules of dialogue – just an open, willing, true heart.

 

Experiment 4: God is beyond gender

God is gender-neutral – or in fact, male and female in one. So no pronoun fits exactly; ‘He’ and ‘She’ both apply. But, if you prefer to think of this soul in a motherly or fatherly way, by all means keep using those terms during meditations, as they may suit your thoughts. Your experience of the Divine is your own to explore.

Try this meditation on the gender-free Supreme

 

Implications for life

Manmanabhav is the Sanskrit mantra that disciplines the mind. Manmanabhav means to focus your mind on only One Supreme. It is the essence of knowledge and remembrance and is the life-giving nectar. Manmanabhav is the method to recognise the Supreme, to belong to that soul and to love that soul.

In silence, there need only be you and the Supreme. In silence, the soul connects to the Supreme and draws spiritual power. This current of light and power is transmitted directly from the Supreme to the soul and the ‘battery' of the soul is recharged.

The power of purity accumulated over a period of time gives strength and support to the world. You accumulate purity through the power of silence.

From The Story of Immortality by Mohini Panjabi, BKIS Publications, 2008
 

 

 

                                             


A meditation that will bring closeness to God.

© 2017 Brahma Kumaris WSO.