Atheism Is Not Reality
It is difficult
to see God as formless and it is difficult to see God as form. The formless is so abstract
and God in a form appears to be too limited.
So some people prefer to be atheists.
Atheism is not a reality, it is just a matter of convenience. When you have
a spirit of inquiry, or in
search of truth, atheism falls apart. With a
spirit of inquiry, you cannot deny something which you
have not disproved. An atheist denies God without
first disproving it. In order to disprove God, you
must have enormous knowledge. And when you have
enormous knowledge, you cannot disprove it!
(laughter!)For one to say that something does
not exist, one should know about the whole universe.
So you can never be one hundred percent atheist.
An atheist is only a believer who is sleeping!
For a person to say, "I don't believe in anything", means he must believe
in himself - so he believes
in himself about whom he does not even know!
atheist can never be sincere because sincerity needs depth - and an atheist refuses to go to his
depth. Because the deeper he goes, he finds a
void, a field of all possibilities - he has to accept that
there are many secrets he does not know. He would
then need to acknowledge his ignorance, which
he refuses to do, because the moment he is sincere,
he seriously starts doubting his atheism. A
doubt-free atheist is next to impossible!
So you can never be a sincere and doubt-free atheist.
- Sri Sri