Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Have You Seen God?
"One Hindu scripture goes to the extent
of saying that if, by any chance, a person says,
`I have seen God,' you can be sure that he or
she has not seen God. The idea is that it is
the intelligence, or the mind, that says,
`I have seen God.' In reality, the mind can
never see God. It is only when the mind ceases
to be that God is experienced. So if the mind says,
`I have seen God,' this is an utter falsehood.
In fact, in everybody there is a divine element,
or the godly personality within. It is the mind
that, more or less, hides it from understanding
its own self. So when the mind ceases to function,
one realizes himself or herself to be that.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."