Sometimes Avyakt7 recalls his baby steps in Spirituality, and today he would like to share those realizations in that consciousness.
To know God was everything for Avyakt7. After all, Avyakt7 was told that God was the “greatest of the greatest.”
Avyakt7 was taught different things about God according to different beliefs. If I didn’t behave according to God’s law, I could be punished.
That personality of God was a mystery, but enough to develop some “respect,” some fear towards Him. Many would like to call that “love.”
This God watching/knowing my every step in my life… and at the end, He will show me the “movie” of my life with all the “wrong” things I performed and the reason why I will be in hell for eternity or perhaps the reason why I will not be in Paradise according to a belief.
I guess a congrats! for a “well done job” among all the “mistakes” in the movie of my life, could be easily forgotten among the “celestial higher ups” when punishment is the name of the business.
“To punish is my business.” 🙂 Whip it, Whip it good! 🙂
Of course, the “relationship” with God was a part of that growing up process.
God as the Father could express as a typical father explaining to his kid in the art on how to behave to be out of trouble, but evidently the child needs to grow up, and then the relationship could change into that of a “husband and wife.” Of course, being God, the “God,” he could have many wives and those wives are happy to share their beloved one among many brides… That is the extent of that “one to one” relationship.
Avyakt7 values a good friendship, right now. The child keeps growing…
When Avyakt7 found God, Avyakt7 thought that he had “arrived” to his destination. “I know God” after all.
For some reason, Avyakt7 thought that spirituality was like some human business or affair. “I know the President” so “I get special treatment.” Now, I got some clout!! “I am with God.” 🙂
Repeating the “word of God,” or teaching the “word of God” to others, was a way to only convince myself of my beliefs about God. Many are very happy repeating the “words of God,” the “truth,” to others according to their religious beliefs but for Avyakt7 that wasn’t enough.
That happiness of knowing God, wasn’t lasting; but thanks to that experience, Avyakt7 was able to be in front of another important being, a VIP among all, but equally unknown being: Myself.
After all, “myself” is the source of everything that exists in Avyakt7’s world.
God was a way to discover the self. From that realization, Avyakt7 started to grow in his spiritual life, for to know the self means to transform the self.
Without the experience of “knowing the self,” Avyakt7 could have been lost in some worship practice, after all Avyakt7 has to “butter up” the big boss so I could get Paradise and all the goodies in this life and the afterlife!… 🙂
That is the idea that many have about God and the extent of their understanding. Is that wrong?
No! It is perfect according to what some have to experience. That is why, this is not a “G-rated” writing, but a PG-13 … 🙂
Avyakt7 was looking for something his whole life. From the goodies of the modern world, Avyakt7 was introduced to the peace of God, but from that introduction, Avyakt7 was finally introduced to himself by a very good friend of mine… 🙂 and that is where that happiness resides.
Don’t worry be happy… 🙂 Clear your mind.
To know yourself means to strip yourself from all the burdens, that heavy clothing of beliefs so you see yourself, your mind; naked and from that point, you will be able to choose the more appropriate clothes according to the current weather and circumstances. Things change according to time.
When your mind is completely naked from thoughts and beliefs, that is empty; then your happiness will be expressed in your smile. Is there something “better” than that?
That is what the “truth,” the “word of God,” “to know God” is meant to accomplish, but unfortunately it has been forgotten and all that remains are simple devotional practices.
To transform yourself by cleaning your mind and clearing your heart is the gift of God’s teachings in every religion. That is the task of a few.
To memorize those teachings and to worship the teacher is the task of many.
To each its own.