Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Is it possible for one to see God? If so, why can't we see Him?

Brahmo Devotee: "Sir, is it possible for one to see God? If so, why can't we see Him?"

Sri Ramakrishna: "Yes, He can surely be seen. One can see His forms, and His formless aspect as well. How can I explain that to you?"

Brahmo Devotee: "What are the means by which one can see God?"

Sri Ramakrishna: "Can you weep for Him with intense longing of heart? Men shed a jugful of tears for the sake of their children, for their wives, or for money. But who weeps for God? So long as the child remains engrossed with its toys, the mother looks after her cooking and other household duties. But when the child no longer relishes the toys, it throws them aside and yells for its mother. Then the mother takes the rice-pot down from the hearth, runs in haste, and takes the child in her arms."

Source: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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