There come’s a point in everyone’s life where we ask the eternal question “What is God”. Indeed, there are many ways to look at God. Throughout various spiritual traditions there are many names, depictions, descriptions and some even say God is unknowable. I don’t claim to know myself, but I cannot help sharing this very deep and profound text for our mutual consideration. May it inspire deeper truth and understanding in your heart.
An Excerpt from THE HEART OF THE DAWN HORSE TESTAMENT OF ADI DA SAMRAJ
CHAPTER SEVEN, VERSES 1-3, 26-34, 37-45
“Consider” This. True Religion, or The Real Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Way Of Life, Begins With The Transcendence Of Awe and Wonder. Conditional Existence Naturally Evokes Awe and Wonder (and Even Terrible Fear and Stark Bewilderment), but True Religion, or The Real Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Way Of Life, Begins With The Free Heart-Response To What Is (Otherwise) Awesome and Wonderful.
Therefore, True Religion Does Not Begin With a belief About God. It Begins When You Truly (and Most Fundamentally) Understand (and Feel Beyond) The Contraction Of The Heart (or The self-Protective, self-Defining, and self-limiting Recoil Of the body-mind From the Apparently Impersonal and Loveless forces Of conditional Nature).
God Is Obvious To The Free (or selfless) Heart. Only The Heart (Free Of self-Contraction) Can “Locate” (or See) and Realize The Divine Person.
God Is Not The Maker Of conditional Nature.
God Is The Unconditional Nature (or Most Prior Condition) Of conditional Nature.
God Is Not Merely The Cause Of all causes and all effects.
God Is The Source and The Source-Condition Of all causes and all effects.
God Is Not The Objective Source and Source-Condition Of all causes and all effects.
God Is The (Perfectly) Subjective Source and Source-Condition (or Self-Condition) Of all causes and all effects.
God Is Not Outside You.
God Is Not Within You.
God Is You (Perfectly Prior To Your Apparently objective conditional self, and Perfectly Prior To Your Apparently subjective conditional self, and, Therefore, Perfectly Prior To Your Total Complex, and Merely Apparent conditional self).
God Is The God (or The Truth and The Reality) Of Consciousness Itself
God Is The God (or The Truth and The Reality) Of Inherently Perfect Subjectivity.
God Is Not The God (or The Implicated Maker) Of conditional Nature, Separate self, and All Objectivity.
God Is The God (or The Truth and The Reality) Of Consciousness, Freedom, Love-Bliss, Being, and Oneness.
God Is Not The God (The Cause, The Doer, or Even The Victim) Of Un-Consciousness (or mere causes and effects).
Therefore, God Is Not The God Of Bondage, Un-Happiness, Death (or Separation), and “Difference”.
God Is The Subject, Not The Object.
God Is The Inherent Unity Of Being.
God Is The Integrity, Not The Cause, Of the world.
God Is The True Source, The Very Context, The Real Substance, The Truth-Condition, The Very Reality, The Most Native Condition, and The Ultimate Self-Domain Of all conditions, all causes, and all effects, For all that appears Comes From God (but In God, and Only As God).
All “things” Are the media of all “things”, but God Is Not The Maker, For God Is Like A Hidden Spring Within the water’s world, and God Is Prior Even To Cause (and every cause), and God Is The Self-Domain Of Even every effect, and God Is The Being (Itself) Of all that appears.
Therefore, God Merely Is, and Is Is What Grants every appearance (every being, every thing, every condition, and every conditional process) The Sign Of Mystery, Love, Bliss, and Joy.
Yes, God Is The Deep Of the world, and The Heart Of every Would Be “I”.