God Speaks in the silence of the heart

Shiv Jhawar

 Today I’ll share incredible wisdom that clarifies our existence.

A person living in this world is really sad because he lives every day, but in the end, the reality is that he does not really achieve anything. He keeps running continuously, but without identifying the real target. In the midst of life’s ups and downs, the person eventually rests in a cemetery or becomes ashes after cremation.

What you are thinking of is not actually the fear of death. You feel as if you have not yet enjoyed real life, and death might come in the meantime. It is like the fear of a fruit falling from a tree before it is fully ripe.

Remember, there is no need to go to any special place to find God. He is not confined to any temple, mosque, or church. He is omnipresent, present everywhere. Wherever you are, He is with you. If you look into the depths of your being, you will feel the presence of God. He is present in every being, in every particle, and what is more, He resides in your own heart. You just need to feel it.

Many people nowadays have vast scripture knowledge. Even though scriptures are helpful, the only way to reach self-realization is to experience samadhi, which is talked about in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

When we feel thirsty, it is nature’s way of telling us that we need water. But even before we were aware of thirst, nature has provided us with lakes, rivers, and wells. Similarly, when we feel hungry, nature has already provided us with various sources of food. Similarly, when we seek to discover the spiritual, God has already provided us with a path for that discovery. We just have to walk on that path, and we get the answer to our search. The answers to our questions, searches and needs, are already there before us; we just have to recognize them.

In this vast universe, every creature, every element and every event, has its own importance and place. Just as every note of music in the hands of a wise musician has wisdom and rhythm, so too does nature bring an ideology, uniqueness and an invisible plan to every moment, and every event. When we look at this wonderful world, we realize that every small and big thing is connected in a special way, and there is some big power behind it that governs everything. He is the power, the inspiration, and the invisible hand that brings harmony and music to every corner of the world. And when we understand that invisible power and are in harmony with it, our lives become musical and rhythmic.

Albert Einstein said, “I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined—the beginning as well as the end—by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as, for the star. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.”

Many people have a misconception in their minds that Buddha did not use the word God because he was an atheist. Buddha was not an atheist, people do not know Buddha. In fact, there is no way to know Buddha without becoming a Buddha.

One day, a young man named Maulunkaputta appeared before Gautam Buddha. There was curiosity and a very deep question hidden in his eyes. He looked Buddha in the eyes and asked, “Is there really a God?”

Buddha looked at him carefully and replied, “Do you have a true desire to know this or is it just a kind of intellectual curiosity?”

Maulankaputta replied, “My desire is pure. I really want to know.”

Buddha smiled and said, “If you really want to know the answer, then sit quietly with me for two years. During this time you are not to say anything, you are not to ask any questions. When the two years are over, I will ask you myself if you still have any questions. If yes, I’ll answer.”

Maulunkaputta accepted this condition. As soon as he accepted, another monk nearby saw him and laughed. Maulunkaputta looked at him and asked, “Why are you laughing at me?”

The monk said, “I’m laughing because I came here to ask the same question, and the Buddha told me the same thing. Keep quiet for two years. And when that time was up, I had forgotten my question.”

Two years later, when Maulankaputta’s time was up, the Buddha asked him, “Now do you want to ask your question?” Maulunkaputta laughed and said, “I have found out what I needed to know. I just want to touch your feet, thanks. The answer has been found; there is no need to ask questions.”

Yes, answers are not found in words; the answers are neither in the words nor in their meaning. The real answers lie in that silence, where there are no words, no sound. And when we understand that void, realize it, we get that unique answer, which we call God. Now your question is where is God? But a time will come when you will ask where God is not!

God isn’t just in revered names like Jesus, Buddha, or Krishana. In truth, everyone has God within. When you raise your awareness, you connect with the divine within you. It’s like having a radio station that always plays awesome music, but we just need to tune in. If we can stay connected to that inner “radio station” all the time, we’re really in touch with the God inside of us.

Being happy and cheerful fills our lives with happiness and prosperity. Be happy and cheerful. May cheerfulness be with you always! Thank you.

Shiv R. Jhawar, author of Building a Noble World

Enrolled to Practice before the IRS; Master’s degree in Accounting (Univ. of IL); Chartered Accountant

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