Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda


Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — We Do Not Know God

December 2, 2019

We Do Not Know God

     Krishna says, “I pervade everything in this universe.”  He says very clearly, “All beings are in me, I am not in them," nor denying thereby his immanence but knocking out the false concept, the defective expression, “God is in me.” God is not in all but he is “All in all.” That is what is meant by the simple word “omnipresent. God is not limited within me; God is not limited to you or me, nor are there spaces where God is not. The simple conclusion of the word omnipresent is that there is nothing but God. This is the greatest secret. Why? Because you and I still do not understand what God’s omnipresence means.

     “We think, “Oh, of course, i know God,” but of course we do not know. God is a code word. “God is hidden”in our own heart.” It seems that God, having created all beings in the universe, suddenly finds himself homeless. It seems that God said, “I have created man. He is my own child so I must not be too far away from him, but he must never grab me -- unless his heart is pure. So what must I do? Where should I dwell? I will dwell in his heart, very close to him and yet he will never look into his own heart -- unless it is pure.”

     The key to the knowledge of God is in the heart, which must be pure - only then will we find him.

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