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My God, your God

Osho says: “What can be described, cannot be God. God is beyond description and imagination. As per the Vedas, God is Nirgun Nirankar.

india Updated: May 03, 2010 02:11 IST
Ajay Kapur

Osho says: “What can be described, cannot be God. God is beyond description and imagination. As per the Vedas, God is Nirgun Nirankar.

It means it has no virtues and no shape. It has no beginning and it has no end and hence ‘infinite’.

The same is claimed in the Upanishads, “Om Purnamadah, Purnamidam, Purna Puran mudachayate, Purnasaya Purn Madaya, Purnameva Vashishyate,” which means that God is complete (read infinite). You cannot take away anything from that which is complete, and you cannot add anything to that which is complete.

If we consider the sum total of all energy present in this universe in living and non-living beings and items is God, then we would understand what science claims is also God.

Science says, “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but only transformed.”

In the Geeta, Lord Krishna confirms this: “Nainam chindanti shastrani, naunam dahati na pavkah, na cianam kledayanti apo, na so sayati marutah,” meaning that the soul (read energy) can neither be cut nor burnt, drowned nor blown away and stays eternal.

In another case, the Lord claims that we just change clothes (transform) but are never destroyed.

Hence the atma (soul), whose sum total is God, always remains constant, transforming from one body to another, one energy to another, but overall remaining constant and absolute.

Our view therefore should be that all living beings on the planet are run by one common energy, which is the same as my self.

Let’s take an example here: The way every bulb is connected to a power source, then to the distribution grid and then to a power plant, each living being is similarly connected to its source, the parents, then to the society and then to our religious heads (Krishna, Budha, Jesus etc) and finally to one single energy.

Feel that energy is common in all living beings and you can have the ultimate feel of Oneness.

You are face to face with completeness or infinity, and that is a reality you are.