Sri Sri: It was thought that to say, "I am God" is blasphemy. I tell you, to say "I am not God" is blasphemy!
When you say, "I am not God," you deny God of His omnipresence.
You are made up of love. If you say, "I am not
God," you are denying that God is love. If you are love and you say, "I am not God," you are saying God is not love, and that
"I am" is your consciousness. If you say, "I am not God," you deny that God is aware, alert and awake.
You exist. When you say, "I am not God," you deny God of a portion of existence, and that is blasphemy. Also, you are
denying the scriptures that say, "God made man in His own image." If you say, "I am not God," you are denying God.
If God is omnipresent, why is there hatred and suffering in this world?
Sri Sri: Just as in a movie, it doesn't
matter whether it is a tragedy or a comedy, or one with a happy ending; in the Absolute there are no opposites. All the opposites
are part of relative existence.
Relative existence is not the complete picture. Good and bad, right and wrong, everything
is relative. For example, milk is good, but too much milk can kill you. A drop of poison can save a life (most medicines have
"POISON" written on them). These are neither absolutely good nor bad; they are just there.
Truth transcends duality,
and God is the absolute and only truth. In a movie, when light passes through the film, it doesn't matter to the light what
the film is. Tragedy or comedy, hero or villain, the light is always there.
In the same way, no matter what is happening
in your mind, YOU ARE GOD!
|| Jai Guru Dev ||
Longing itself is Divine.
Longing for worldly things makes you inert.
for Infinity fills you with life.
When longing dies, inertia sets in. But longing also brings along a sense of
pain. To avoid the pain, you try to push away the longing. The skill is to bear the pain of longing and move on. Don't try
to find a shortcut to overcome longing. Don't make the longing short - that's why it's called loooonging. (Laughter)
longing in itself brings up spurts of bliss. That's why in ancient days longing was kept alive by singing and listening to
When longing transcends relationships, judgments, jealousy and all other negative feelings
drop off. It is only with wisdom and self-knowledge that you can transcend relationships. People often think wisdom is devoid
of longing - No! Such wisdom is dry. The longing that comes in true wisdom makes life juicier. Divine is certainly juicy!
gives you the power to bless. Bless the entire creation. For, the longing in you is God.
- Sri Sri