God is your Own Soul

God is your Own Soul

God is everywhere. He has created us, our World, the Solar System, the Galaxies, Nebulae, and Our Universe. He is the One and The Only One and has also created many other similar or dissimilar Universe. These are the manifested creations. There is also the infinite un-manifested Source of Creation. Beyond the manifested and the un-manifested sources of Creation or Power of God, is the Purusha or Purushottama. That God, The Only One, Who is All-Pervading, is everywhere, always simultaneously. It is your own Soul or the Absolute Inner Self of every being.

God – All Pervading

Though God is One, every beating heart is His Headquarter. Though waves are many, the ocean is the One. Though Air in one, it takes the form of every vessel it occupies. It becomes as many as the nostrils of all beings. Even if we can’t see, it does mean that the invisible is not there. As mustard oil is present in the mustard seeds, but we don’t see the oil, we know it pervades the seed. Similarly, fire is present in the wood, even if we don’t see it. If we rub 2 pieces of wood, fire comes out. Similarly, God is present in every being. By practicing Kriya Yoga, we bio-magnetize the spine with the breathing energy, and the invisible God Energy, which can be perceived. This direct experience transforms us into Divine Beings as it gives Self Realization, and all sorrow and sufferings are gone.

The Yoga scriptures say,

वेदाहमेतं पुरुषं महान्तम् आदित्यवर्णं तमसः परस्तात् 
तमेव विदित्वा अतिमृत्युमेति नान्यः पन्था विद्यतेऽयनाय ॥

vedāhametaṃ puruṣhaṃ mahāntam ādityavarṇaṃ tamasaḥ parastāt  
twameva viditwa ātimṛutyam eti nānyaḥ panthā vidyate ‘ayanāya||


English Translation:

At the ultimate realization of his spiritual practice, the Saint declares: I feel the constant presence of that Supreme Reality, The Absolute, God as my Own Self, Soul, shining like the brilliant Sun, beyond all darkness, beyond ignorance. Only on this realization, the fear of diseases, decay, and death, and all fears get banished. Only then there is Eternal Existence, Joy, and Universal Love of Oneness. There is no other way. There is no other path, no other method.

Don’t get confused by the various situations and the so-called complicated circumstances of life, the longer life or the whole life. These are ever-changing and relative. We imagine ourselves to be victims of time and circumstances. Unfortunately, we make God and our relationship with God, victims of time too.

God is the Master of Time and Space

We should remember that God is the Master of Time and Space. Our oneness with God is not variable., not reduced or increased by time and space. Even if we forget, the oneness is there. When we forget this aspect, we tend to suffer and there are too many imaginary fears. When we forget that God is our own Soul, the Supreme Master, and the Controller; we have fear, confusion, sorrow, suffering, and uncertainty in our lives. When sufferings come, we again remember God and seek His help.

His help includes our efforts and the unexplainable help from somewhere and somehow. The difficulties, dangers, problems, and sufferings are like the alarm clock that wakes us up at the proper time. To wake us up to the Absolute Reality and be free from the conditioning of Nature, and be free from sufferings and dangers. As long as there is fear, there can’t be spirituality. However, we should remember that fearlessness is not arrogance or not aggressiveness or not impoliteness. Only a strong, fearless person can afford to be calm, polite, and humble. God is in you and also in others. Have faith in Him.

Do your duties to the best of your abilities. For results, rewards or awards depend on God’s Mercy. You will enjoy a stress-free, fearless, and happy life. Don’t seek happiness, because it doesn’t come alone. Happiness is always accompanied by unhappiness. Like the day follows the night and vice-versa, these dualities are also known as Maya, Avidya, or Ignorance. We have to get above these. Only then you will get freedom from ignorance. We have to get above these.

In Yoga scriptures, it is mentioned thus,

swasthyam shantam sa nibhanam kathyam sukhamuttamam ajamajena gnyeyena sabagyam parichakhyate

English Translation:

Such Highest spiritual Bliss or Joy is founded upon Self Realization of God-Realization. This unconditioned peace is indescribable, birthless and hence deathless. It is synonymous with the All-Powerful, All-Knowing, All-Pervading Brahmam, a direct manifestation of God. This is the Immortal Inner Self of every person and of all beings. To realize it; is the ultimate goal of every being.

The Ultimate Goal

The Holy Bhagavad Gita, the best manual of right action, right speech, right thoughts, right conduct, and right breathing, describes major techniques or methods of achieving the ultimate goal. These are Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga or Dhyana Yoga and Jnana Yoga. You may practice any one of any combination of these, sincerely, daily, lovingly and with faith. You will surely succeed in achieving the ultimate goal.

Those who are practicing our classical, original Kriya Yoga are fortunate. It is a balanced, practical, scientific and easy combination of all the types of Yoga or Lifestyles. The daily sincere practice of Kriya Yoga gives you freedom from stress, worry, fear, failure, and frustration. It bestows on you the ultimate goal of Self Realization. Whenever you are passing through stressful times, frustration, disappointments, please remember that God is watching you all the time. He knows your troubles. He will come to your help when you seek His help. He is ready to help you the moment you allow Him to help you.

Practice the following methods daily:

  • Calm down your mind by practicing our Kriya Yoga techniques.
  • Immediately after practicing Jyoti Mudra, focus your awareness on the Soul Chakra.
  • Pray to God, Ista Deva, or Ista Devi sincerely, deeply, and repeatedly.
  • Don’t think about the results. Depend upon God’s Mercy. Have faith and love for God.
  • You will surely get God’s Help and his Protection and Blessings.

ॐ  ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापरः ॐ
om brahma satyam jagat mithya, jivo brahmaiva naparah om

I pray to god and our merciful Gurus to Bless you, Guide you, Protect you and Inspire you.

With Love and Blessings to you. Humbly,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji