A Holistic Perspective – 6
By Swami Dr Snehananda Jyoti on 09-10-2014
Is there God? Many theologians and philosophers attempted to prove God's existence. No one has succeeded in proving or disproving God's existence. I do not think that anyone can rationally prove or disprove God's existence. Therefore God's existence has to be confined to the real of faith alone, plight, shall I say. Interestingly, almost all human beings, except for a very small percentage of humans, believe in God. My spouse tells me that she has no doubt about the existence of God. Gandhi had no doubt about that Being (God) who is the Truth.
All persons, except a couple of agnostics, that I know, strongly believe in God. I have great empathy for agnostics and atheists. Because I realize I could have been one of them. There is an unceasing, compelling feeling and thought that constantly beckon me to an Organizing Principle, Intelligence, Power, Energy of the universe that is higher than humans. In that realm resides my God. That God has a direct connection with my conscience. Is that the God (Father) of Christ, of the New Testament? Is that the Undefinable, Truth-Consciousness-Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda = Sachidananda) of Sankara, of Vedantha? Is that the Allah of Muslims? God is all that and more. That God is also the pure Wisdom, Consciousness (Bodh) of Buddha. Nay more, that God also includes the Totality of the Purified Consciounesses of all humans past, present, and future with or without their individuality. So where are we?
We are where we started. And there I would like us all to live. That is all that we have. In this sphere of the mind or the soul, the beginning also is the end as God (Alpha and Omega) is. And there we are all humans, nay gods, brothers, sisters, in love. Let us celebrate this life of abundant, unending, blissful love that happens because we have the capacity to choose to love. Let even our anxiety about having faith or having the right kind of faith vanish into thin air or melt into our unfathomable love for one another or humanity in whatever form or color. Let us get lost in the love of God and in the love of our fellow human beings in truth. That is the only way to God. How beautiful it is for all humans to live and love. Let us trust in our fellow human beings. We will take care of them; they will take care of us. We can live like sparrows in the field. No anxiety, no worry. Were not the people in distress in the mountain of Sinjar in Iraq rescued by persons of good will recently on humanitarian basis?!
About The Author
Dr. John K Thekkedam (Swami Snehananda Jyoti) spent most of his life as a clinical psychologist in USA. He began his public life as a Jesuit priest. Quite attracted in distinct philosophies, he left the society and founded 'East West Awakening'.