Monday, September 7, 2009
God is Right Here
Thanks to Sandy for suggesting William Samuel as another example of what this blog is all about.
William Samuel, it seems, was a real hero, fighting in World War 2 and Korea, returning to a simple and ordinary life as a baker in Alabama. But somewhere along the way he discovered the simplicity and truth of what he truly was, and expressed it with unmistakable clarity, although not within the confines of what we call "Advaita" or nonduality today. William's site is maintained by Sandy and is located here. Here is an example of this clarity.
"Usually, atheists deny and agnostics doubt the actuality of God as they understand and define God. They are quite right, because God as they define Him could not possibly exist. But God as God is, is neither doubted nor denied by a single person on this earth and never has been. God, as God is, is accepted without question, even without resistance, by everyone because God is the very basis of being, the fact of real existence.Why, God is Life itself. Show me an atheist who will deny he is alive!
Well, be assured, God does not withhold Himself from aught. God is right here, right now, closer than fingers and toes, closer than breathing. There is no distance nor separation between oneself and God, mentally or otherwise. You will find that God is all that is here, and "They shall all know me from the least of them to the greatest, saith the Lord." God's simplicity is astounding. It is this very simplicity that the pompous intellect of mankind can neither see nor understand while struggling through its jungle of erudite beliefs. Let the beliefs go. Let what 'they say' go. Drop all the old personal opinions no matter how near and dear they seem. Start anew, turning with into the heart. Then when you arrive at your own meaning of God, you happily find you are also discovering your own Real Identity and its childlike simplicity. Just as it is impossible to put the principle of arithmetic into a single number ( or into all of them together), it is not actually possible to confine this alone Awareness to a single finite body."