Sep 21,2011-QA 8

Guruji, what is the difference between atma (soul) and param-atma (God)? Can we see God?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

God is not an object who will appear in front of you and say, ‘My dear, I am very
pleased with you, with your tapasya (penance)’. That will only happen in TV serials. God is that which is
beyond the soul. First bring your awareness to your soul, ‘who am I’.
Everything is driven by the power of God. Have faith and surrender, meditate. When we are in a state of
restful awareness, our channel opens up.