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Idea of God

Swami Vivekananda

#. From Whom all beings are projected, in Whom all live, and unto Whom they all return; that is God.

#. The sum total of this whole universe is God Himself. Is God then matter? No, certainly not, for matter is that God perceived by the five senses; that God as perceived by the intellect is mind; and when the spirit sees, He is seen as spirit. He is not matter, but whatever is real in matter is He.

#. All beings, great or small, are equally manifestations of God; the difference is only in the manifestation.

#. The whole of Nature is worship of God. Wherever there is life, there is this search for freedom and that freedom is the same as God.

#. The child rebels against law as soon as it is born. Its first utterance is a cry, a protest against the bondage in which it finds itself. This longing for freedom produces the idea of a Being who is absolutely free. The concept of God is a fundamental element in the human constitution. In the Vedanta, Sat-chit-ananda (Existence-Knowledge-Bliss) is the highest concept of God possible to the mind. It is the essence of knowledge and is by its nature the essence of bliss.

#. The whole universe is a symbol, and God is the essence behind.

#. After so much austerity I have understood this as the real truth--- God is present in every Jiva; there is no other God besides that. "Who serves Jiva, serves God indeed."


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May there be Peace in Brahman,
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May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
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