Seeking God Means Expressing God

I like this chicken-or-the-egg question that Swami Smaranananda, Joint General Secretary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, posed in the Summer 2007 issue of Self-Realization magazine.



Once Swami Bhavanandaj told us: “Seeking God means expressing God.” To me, this summarizes the entire sadhana or spiritual discipline we go through. We are striving for Self-realization—Aham Brahmasmi, “I am Spirit.” Now, if I am Spirit, one with God, I should have all the qualities of God. And what are those qualities? Love, joy, wisdom, evenmindedness, compassion, forgiveness, and so on. Then do I get these qualities when I become one with God, or do I become one with God when I cultivate these qualities? Do you understand? It is not that I get these qualities when my sadhana is successful. Sadhana means persevering, day after day making the effort to manifest these qualities. In that way, we steadily progress in our journey, and then one day we arrive at the destination: oneness with God.



Indeed, a spiritual practice must be entered into with pure intent and infinite patience. God will respond in God’s time, not yours.

Striving, striving, one day behold! the Divine Goal!
Lahiri Mahasaya






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2 Responses to “Seeking God Means Expressing God”

  1. shadywilbury Says:

    Banat, banat, banjai…is it not? :)

    A wonderful post, Phil. Many thanks, and may many blessings come your way during Christmas near Encinitas.

    Aum, peace, amen….

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    “Banat, banat, ban jai!” is indeed what Lahairi Mahaysaya often said, shadywilbury. May peace and blessings be your dearest friends as well!

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