What is God? God is the benevolent power that exists in our hearts, in humankind, and in the universe. Both God and the devil exist in this world because humans simultaneously possess benevolent and malevolent qualities. In superior worlds, only the benevolent power exists, because there we have only God's quality.
God is our true self, with all wisdom, beauty and virtues. And these are the true qualities of human.
I have no intention to convince you that God exists. I am only among you to connect you with God, and then you will be able to believe me. I do not blame atheists because they do not see God inside of themselves. Not everyone can believe without proof. For those who do not believe in God, I offer them the opportunity to see Him through immediate enlightenment, so that you may discover your own nature, your own God-self.
You see, seeing is believing. God is too abstract, too intangible for us, if He is not brought down nearer to our understanding a little. How can He expect us to believe? This is blind faith. This is why I left to find enlightenment because I couldn't just read the Bible, read the scriptures, and say I believe Buddha, I believe God, basta, no! I had to have proof. I prayed to God every day. "Please, if You exist, show me the way so I can find You, contact with You somehow. Open my eyes, open my ears, let me see, let me know at least Your love. Let me feel, let me know that You take care of us in some way or another." So after enlightenment, after initiation you will feel every day that God is taking care of you. Truly that is so in all ways, in any situation, small things, big things. God does really take care and love us, and smoothes things out for us. He helps us in accidents, in sickness. He helps us in our dark days, helps us in every way. Then you may know that God truly exists. You will feel the overwhelming love power protecting and loving you. That is God. This is why people say God is love.
If God lives within us, then what are we? We are God. Well, if this is only the house, and God lives inside, then who else is there? Could it be that we, I and God, live in the same house? He didn't say I and God live in there. He said I and my Father are one. If I and my Father are one, how come we don't know Hirm? If the Holy Spirit dwells within this temple, and this fleshly body is only the temple, and there's only one person who dwells within, God, then who is there inside? Only one person, only God.
We have only to go upward to a higher and glorious world, to be near our Almighty God. The ocean of love and mercy is what we call God. He is not a being, although He might manifest Himself sometimes as a being to let us feel close, to be able to touch Him, and communicate with Him. Otherwise He is only an ocean of love and mercy and blessing and compassion. Everything that is good and joyous, that is God. We ourselves at the moment, even without initiation, without knowing our innate wisdom, our inborn heavenly power, we are still God.
Any time you manifest love toward your neighbour, toward your children, your friends, your relatives or anyone in need, you manifest God. Understand' So the more we manifest this kind of compassion, love, mercy and wisdom, the more we are near to God. But God in this sense is too limited. We can only help a handful of people at a time. God, in the ultimate sense, can help the whole world. So this is the goal we strive to achieve. This is what Buddha and Jesus achieved.
When the Buddha was alive, He told a story about four blind persons who touched an elephant and described it. The one who touched his ears said, "Wow, an elephant is like a fan, a big fan!" And another one who touched his legs said, "An elephant is like the pillar of a house!" And the other one who touched his nose said, "the elephant looks like a water pipe, a hose!" And the one who touched his tail said, "An elephant is like a broomstick!" (Laughters). This is how we see God. This is how ordinary people see God, and this is how practitioners from different levels see God. Therefore, it is said that God is within you, Buddha is in your mind. That is the meaning of it.
In the universe, all things are created by energies, and we call that the creative force, or we might call it the Creator, because the energies have been scattered in all different directions in the universe, and have become different worlds and beings. And now, these beings have acquired an individual state of thinking, or level of consciousness, and according to the interaction between each other, they will generate another kind of energy. We will divide it into two categories. The first one, we can call positive energy or God nature, heavenly force or Buddha nature. The second category, we can call negative nature, evil or dark force, or the opposite of goodness.
Now the goodness and the positive energy are side by side with the negative energies. Whenever any being, be they angels or earth people, whenever they generate goodness, tolerance, love, compassion and cooperation with each other, then these energies will be categorised as good or God force, positive power. The more beings generate this kind of goodness, the more positive power we have in the atmosphere or in our world. And whenever we or any beings generate hatred, bad thoughts, or any kind of negative tendencies, actions or speech, we add more into the negative storehouse of the atmosphere. That we call evil. And this force will reap more hatred, more wars, more disharmony in our world, or any world that these people happen to reside in.
It is like electricity, there are two poles, one negative and the other positive, and when the plus and minus are put together it creates power. But actually electricity is neither positive nor negative, but without positivity and negativity, we have no electricity. So it is the same with all things. God is neither good nor bad. He is only an ocean of indifference and love. He knows no hatred, no dirtiness, no bad and no sin; He discriminates not between bad and good, beautiful and ugly. So we call Him the Ocean of Love and Mercy.
God is here if we are wholehearted. What does wholehearted mean? It is having sincerity, humility and one hundred percent faith in the power of the Most High.
If you want to find God, I have actually not much to teach you except how to be quiet, and what is the best time to catch Hirm. We can make a rendezvous with Hirm everyday, and then at the exact time Hes will appear. Then, we become so acquainted with Hirm, Hes appears everywhere, anytime, any hour; and even when we are so acquainted with Hirm, others will see Hirm within us or near us, standing by. That is so good. Then, this so-called God power will flow out like the ocean or a stream and benefits anyone that comes nearby like sandalwood.
The more we think of God, the more relaxed we will be. It is like thinking and not thinking are the same, because we and God have become "One". At that moment, we are in a state of "Zen", even when we are walking, living, sitting, and sleeping. At that time, we have attained the Truth.
We must never forget God, then we'll have everything because everything comes from God.