Conversation between a child and his teacher regarding God.
June 16, 2010
Child: What is God? What is Divinity?
Teacher: Food is God.
So, the child went back and grew enough food. He understood the value of food and the effects of food on the body and mind. But then he thought, “food is not everything”. So, he again went to his teacher to ask the same.
Child: What is God? What is the supreme power that rules everything?
Teacher: The prana (Life force) is God. The breath is God.
The child went back and spent his time in understanding about prana - How life force is entering and leaving our body. He had understood it, climbed that step, and so he came to know that that was not all. So, he went to his teacher again with that authentic willingness to know.
Child: I have understood about Prana but I am not yet satisfied. Please tell me, what is Divine? What is God?
Teacher: The mind is God.
Then he spent his time studying and observing the mind, and found – ‘some good thoughts come in the mind, some bad thoughts come in the mind. There is mind sometimes and there is no mind at some other times’. After spending a good amount of time, he felt that there was something more, and mind is not all. So, he again went to the teacher, and asked the same question.
Teacher: Knowledge is God.
Then he contemplated about knowledge, but he was not really satisfied. Knowledge is of course very much needed to move ahead. But he still felt there was something more, there was no juice there. So, he went to his teacher for the last time and very humbly asked the same question.
Teacher: Bliss is Divine.
Then this boy went back, experienced bliss and all his questions disappeared by this time. He said that love and bliss is really nature of God. Step by step, the teacher guided him on the path. That is why it is so important to take knowledge in the presence of a saint. It is more beneficial to listen from a Guru/Master because He doesn’t speak on the level of words only, but he speaks the very experience. Experience awakes experience in others. But the child never complained that there was something more to what he was told. He knew that a person who doesn’t know about food would not understand that bliss is God and same for other steps. A person having no food to eat cannot understand that bliss is God. That is why Food is important.
We have five types of Bodies..(Continued in the next post)