Existence Is God
field of your experience is not only this material universe but the world
of reality, the world of the Divine, which is here and everywhere - in
your existence, in your being, at the heart of your life. Let us see, what
this centre of your life, the ground of your existence, is. We shall touch
that now in your Self. Close your eyes: What do you see? Are thoughts
arising? Are feelings arising? Do you observe these thoughts and feelings?
Stand back from the thoughts. Stand back from the feelings. You can see
them. You can describe their nature. You are other than your thoughts and
feelings. As such you are the master of what you are experiencing. You can
reject some thoughts if you don't want them. You can take adequate
distance from every thought and disown it. You are other than your
thoughts and feelings. You are a witness of your thoughts and feelings.
What else do you see? You
are above everything that you can see. You are other than what you see.
There is the psychological being with all its thoughts and feelings. There
is the psychic being, there is an unconscious nature. You can observe this
unconscious nature. You are other than and above the unconscious nature.
You can conquer it. You can transform it. What is at the centre of your
experience? What is absorbing everything? Reflect upon it.
Close your eyes and
reflect upon the inner nature. Look at that which is looking at your
thoughts. You go deeper into yourself. You become the observer of
everything inside you. Try to observe the observer. You will touch the
pure existence, which is the image of God, which has all the perfections
of God. Be God-minded. Think of this being at the centre of your being,
this being at the centre of all beings. Reflect upon the being in space,
the being in all nature, the existence in all nature, in the whole cosmos.
There is a transcendental
capacity in you, a transcendental being which is above everything you
know, above everything that you are, above everything that you have
experienced, above everything that you possess. It is other than all
these. This pure being you are. It is your soul. It is your heart. There
are no impurities in it, no darkness in it, no problems in it. In it there
is boundless happiness, boundless knowledge, boundless peace, boundless
beauty and music. There is everything valuable in it. It is the source of
It is the shrine of God.
It is the sanctum sanctorum of the Divine. It is the supreme Reality in
us. This reality is also in others, in everything, everywhere, at all
times. A boundless existence is everywhere. The presence of God is
everywhere. It is all-knowing. It is all-observing,. It is all
consciousness. It is all beauty. it is all freedom. It is all light. It is
all harmony. It is all wealth. It is all power - real power. It is all
freedom - real freedom, eternal freedom, indestructible freedom,
everlasting freedom. That you are. That reality, that God, that you are at
the centre of your being. That has to be known and experienced.
The more you reflect upon
this central reality, the greater and stronger your knowledge of that
central reality becomes. Thus you transcend human nature. Thus you solve
all problems of life. You arrive at that which is the source of endless
happiness, endless life, endless knowledge, endless freedom. When you have
attained this, where are the problems of life? The problems of life are
dissolved. You have transcended the limitations of life by the experience
of the all transcendental principle in you.
God has to be contacted.
Contact Him in the centre of your soul, in that pure, transcendental
being, which is the same in all, in everything. If you experience the
Divine there in your central being, automatically you experience the
Divine in everyone and in everything, for the existence in everyone and
everything is the same as existence in you.
Existence everywhere is
one. It is God. It is reality. It is that which sustains our life,
sustains all our experiences, all our knowing and feeling. Without that
existence we are nothing. Without God we are nothing.
The real source of our
happiness is not amidst our thoughts, not amidst our possessions, not in
the senses of the body. It is there in the existence which is all pure.
Thoughts come and go. Even if they cause some kind of happiness, it is a
temporary happiness, something which quickly disappears. What disappears
causes unhappiness. That which disappears is finite, has limitations and
therefore cannot be the source of real happiness, the source of real
strength. That which does not disappear, that which always is, that which
always was and will be, that is the source or real happiness.
The existence at the
centre of your being is always there. Your thoughts have come and gone.
Your dreams have arisen and have disappeared. Experiences have come and
gone. You have had pain and pleasure. You have experienced good and bad.
All your experiences have come and gone. You have observed the changes in
your body year after year. All these have come and gone. but since you
were born there has always been the existence which has been observing
everything, but which has not changed. It is unchanging, it is ever the
same. It observes all changes. It is other than all changes. That central
existence, which is above everything, which is other than everything,
other than all that you can possess, all that you know, all that you can
feel, is ever pure. It is the reality in you. Without that reality you
This existence which is
the centre of your being is your basis for observing everything subjective
and objective. This existence is pure being. There are no thoughts in it,
no feelings. Thoughts and feelings are outside. From your existence you
observe everything. Your existence is above thoughts and feelings, above
the conditions of your life, above good and bad, above light and darkness.
It is above everything. It is not touched by anything. It cannot be
Thoughts can be made
impure, the psychological nature can be made impure, but not existence. it
is above everything and other than everything. It is pure being. Into this
pure being your personality sinks in sleep state and experiences peace and
Sages train themselves
through meditation, through self-analysis, through reflection, through
grace of God, to experience this central being, to sink into this
existence while being awake. With eyes open, in full consciousness, in the
waking state, they sink into existence and find therein boundless peace
and happiness. They experience peace and happiness consciously, whereas
the sleeping man experiences them unconsciously. Such a happiness enjoyed
unconsciously is devoid of value.
Our nature is infinite
happiness, infinite peace, infinite harmony. How do we know it? Experience
shows it. Knowledge reveals it. Hundreds of sages have experienced it.
Saints have experienced it. Prophets have experienced it. Philosophers
have grasped it and have stated it in their works. Simple persons with
love for the Divine have been touched by the grace and have experienced
Existence is not a vague
reality, it is not devoid of colour and richness. It is richest in its
content. It is riches in values. There is everything in it. You become a
philosopher, a great thinker, a reflective person when you think upon this
more and more. And when this knowledge sinks into your experience and
conduct you become a sage, no matter what you are and what functions in
life you execute.
To reflect upon this
central existence, to analyse its real nature, and to know that that
central existence we are in reality, is a great grace, a wondrous
possibility of man. He can know himself to be God as pure existence. He
can experience himself to be such. This is a great wonder, a great
blessing. One who experiences this attains endless life, eternal life. He
becomes immortal. He becomes indestructible. He becomes an embodiment of
boundless peace and happiness. He becomes a personification of infinite
love. Endless love is there in the existence. Endless light is there in
the existence. It is the centre of your being.