Search for God
Search for God3 mins 189 3 mins 189
When Gautam Budhha returned to Yashodhara after realization, she question him, whether God was there in Palace or not? If God was also there in the palace, then why he left her and went to forest in search of God. Whether Gautam Budhha could have achieved the God even in her company or not? Gautam Budhha could not answer as he knew that God was also present in Palace of also. Hence there was no need to leave Yashodhara. Buddha was speechless. He could not answer as to why he went to forest in search of God as god was every where.
I found another interesting story, which suitably answers the query of Yashodhara. Rinjhai was a Zen Saint. When he went to his Guru and asked how God could be realized? Guru taught him various methods. For many years Rinjhai practiced those methods, but failed. Being fed up of his practicing various Sadhanas, he again went to his Guru and asked for realization. And Guru said Be the God. And that very moment Rinjhai realized the God.
There is another story of Guru Nanak. Once upon a time, Guru Nanak was sleeping and his legs were lying towards the direction, where mosque was situated. Having seen this one Man got angry and rebuked Guru Nanak saying that by putting the legs in the direction, where the mosque was situated, Guru Nanak was undermining the Glory of Allah. Then Guru Nanak requested the man to put his legs in the direction, where Allah was not there. And it was a matter of surprise that in what ever direction, legs of Guru Nanak were kept, Mosque kept on appearing. It proved that Allah was every where.
Now let us analyze Yashodhara's question. She asked the question, whether Gautam Budhha could not have achieved the God even in her presence and that going to forest and doing meditation, Sadhana were useless. Similar questions were put to Rinjhai that if in a fraction of moment, God could have been realized, then what was need for doing Sadhanas for many years. Rinjhai answered that God could have been realized in a fraction of moment, but without doing many Sadhanas and Practices, the Mind could not have been broken. Without doing Sadhanas and practices of many years, the futility of doing Sadhanas could not have been realized. And the Story of Guru Nanak establishes that God or Allah is everywhere. All these 3 stories form part of chain. One regarding putting the question, another regarding futility of various ways for searching the God and the last one is regarding proof of Allah or God.
God is every where. God is inside us. He is in our heart. But our mind is impure. Because of impurity of mind, we are unable to experience the god. This is the reason why we have to practice meditation, Sadhana, go to forest in order to purify our mind, enabling us to experience the god.
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