How to attain God knowledge

by Vijaya Kumari, Hyderabad, Andhara Pradesh

"God knowledge is the beginning and God Realization is the end" Importance of God knowledge : God, though invisible, is the cosmic force unifying the whole universe. God is the one and the only eternal truth, the prime force behind the whole creation and the Doer of all actions and whatever is happening in the cosmos. It is essential to know, visualize and perceive the Supreme Being. It is the revelation of the ‘Supreme Secret’ that enables one to understand the meaning and essence of human life. Swami Vivekananda says , “Realization is the real religion, all the rest is preparation.” Avtar Vani says , “There is no religion greater than perceiving God near and all around .” Not knowing God, we are certainly deprived of the real charm of life, because life without God is incomplete. The path of God knowledge is fascinating and alluring. God Realization results in supernal bliss , happiness and pure ecstasy. On attaining God-knowledge, one's spiritual ignorance is dispelled and one is liberated from the bondage of birth-death cycle. Then the soul rests in peace in the Super Soul, its real abode. Obtaining God knowledge : The sacred scriptures the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, the Gita, the Bible, the Koran, the Adi Granth testify that God can be perceived only with the divine grace of the True Master and by no other means. "By grace are you saved through faith and not of yourselves ” Pushing the creation aside, the True Master reveals the Creator, enabling the thirsty soul to satiate its age-long thirst for re-union with God. Swami Vivekananda said, “God knowledge is possible with the help of a spiritual master who has himself reached the zenith of human perfection.” Lord Krishna in Chapter 4 Sloka 34 of Bhagavad Gita says : 'Tadviddhi Pranipatena Pariprashnena Sevaya, Upadekshyanti Te Jnanam Jnaninastattwadarshinah' “O Arjuna! learn the principles of Gyan and ask questions about Gyan respectfully and with determination from those who fully understood the principles of Gyan. They will explain Gyan to you. Knowing it you will never be in a confused state as you are now . ” True master is the bridge that relinks the individual soul with the super soul. True master is the mirror which reveals our real self. He relieves us from the shackles of darkness of ignorance , frees us from the bondage of rites and rituals , superstitions and worship of man- made gods. Living with God knowledge: The spiritually evolved shines with love. He values human values. He possesses pristine virtues like humility, tolerance, kindness, mercy, , sensitivity , patience, obedience , gratefulness, gentleness, , generosity , forgiveness, faith ,benevolence , contentment and compassion. To him, none is friend or foe, native or alien. Such a God realized person does not drown in the ocean of materialism and embraces the true religion of humanity. He attains peace, bliss and salvation. God knowledge is thus a panacea for all maladies afflicting mankind.


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