Namaskar brothers and sisters,
The divinity in me bows to the divinity in you.
I would like to share something with all of you.
To me, one of the things that stands out about Sanatan Dharm as opposed to other traditions is the fact that it gives the seeker the ability to see God within everything. This naturally makes it non-sectarian. I have come across many debates, not only between one religion and another, but also between different sects with in Sanatan Dharm. Most of the time these debates are centered around which God is supreme. In the past, I too have struggled with which God is supreme. However, I quickly realized that by doing this I was working strictly on the mental/intellectual level, not the spiritual level. There are three levels which go in ascending order: 1) physical, 2) mental, and 3) spiritual. When we debate about who is the supreme God we are working on the mental level. Yes, this is more advanced than the physical level, but it is still not touching the spiritual yet. You see, on the spiritual level words are unnecessary. The knowledge is there in the heart already and words only lead to confusion. Have you ever looked into someone's eyes and felt their energy so much so that you could almost tell exactly what they were thinking? This is how the spiritual level works. When we are working on that level, we are able to realize the true nature of God, which is beyond form. Out of His causeless mercy He has taken on various forms so that His devotees can understand Him. But His true form is the form of the formless; that is to say, His true form or His true nature is Brahman. Brahman is not spoken of. In fact, even talking about it right now seems wrong to me, but I feel that I must share this with all of you. Unfortunately, the only way to share it over the Internet is through the use of words, but words can still be beneficial if used in the proper manner. I read somewhere once that the spiritual platform is called the Brahman platform, and that liberation means being situated on that platform. One who is situated on that platform has true universal vision. He sees all as God...not just great yogis or humans in general, but even dogs, birds, ants, trees and flowers. This vision gives the seeker unlimited peace. No matter what situation he finds himself in, he is in peace everlasting because he can always see God. For such a person, God is never lost and therefore he has attained the perfection of yoga. When he realizes his own divine nature, as well as the divine nature of all of creation, then there is nothing more to be attained. He sees these debates over which God is supreme as meaningless endeavors and therefore does not waste his time and energy in such affairs. Brothers and sisters, if we can all learn to see Brahman in everything then we will come to know true peace, true happiness and true love. This is the finish line for all spiritual seekers, no matter what path you are on, and it is not very far away at all. In fact, it has always been with us. It does not require any faith, it just requires some elementary knowledge. This elementary knowledge is not intellectual though...no, in fact it is pure, spiritual knowledge. Even a child can understand it. As a matter of fact, most children do understand it better than us conditioned adults. We must return to our true, eternal nature. This nature transcends all kinds of philosophy and theology. It is everyone's birth right to come to this level of understanding. It is an understanding in which, once attained, there is nothing more to be attained. Once the seeker has gained this level of awareness, he sees that there is no greater gain. So I leave you with this: if you find yourself quarreling with someone else, just remember who you are, and you will see that all this disagreement is in vain. May we all see with divine vision.
Om Tat Sat