Which aspect of God are you looking for? First we have the aspect of God in creation that is cosmic intelligence which created the world and the entire universe without form with His infinite intelligence. He permeated every atom of creation with this intelligence. But that intelligence which is in our brain and mind pertains to our soul not to our ego and therefore we have great difficulty and that is why we are living in ignorance. This can be proven to you. When you begin to develop cosmic intelligence you will know where you came from, you will know who you are, you will know where you are going and you know the God you are looking for. The masters from India tell us our real name is “Sat Chit Ananda” which means ever blissfully conscious of your eternal existence.
But you cannot have that cosmic intelligence until you work one hundred percent to open up the gate to that intelligence–the key is your conscience. Our conscience is God’s cosmic intelligence vibrating through you. Each time you interfere with your conscience you are back into ego consciousness, ignorance and duality. You have human intelligence which endlessly lies to you then you have divine intelligence and your Conscience.
Then you have cosmic light. Since God needed some bricks to build his universe; he built the entire universe as light but at the same time we have cosmic darkness. Where is that light? That light is right between the eyebrows. To those who meditate do you see any light? Most of us see nothing but darkness, complete darkness and that is the Kali Yuga state. You want to meditate and you get so bored with it then you quit because you see nothing, feel nothing and hear nothing.
When God stirs the galaxy and solar systems it makes a sound, a great sound of Aum. There are two powers within that sound: attraction and repulsion. There is beautiful music like the music of Mozart and there is heavy metal and rap. One leads you to an uplifting mood and the other leads you down the drain. The whole universe is made of a positive and negative approach in everything.
Furthermore we have cosmic wisdom in order to create religions to unite all beings under one God. We have cosmic wisdom but we do not know. The role of every religion in the world is to teach union, but instead of teaching cosmic wisdom, they are teaching separateness and cosmic confusion. There are endless wars between religious people in the name of one God, and everybody is willing to kill each other and die for their religion. Suicide bombers are killing themselves and others every day in Iraq thinking they are going to heaven by dying for their beliefs. Mankind has great knowledge but absolutely no wisdom. Anybody we hurt on the other side of the earth affects us all physically. It is like hitting your foot with a hammer and oh! my head hurts. Everything happening on this globe today affects our daily life in thoughts, words, feeling and actions.
We have cosmic love and cosmic hate and these forces keep every nation separated from each other with different customs, different languages and different everything that causes total confusion. We have cosmic joy and then we have cosmic sorrow. People suffer separation at death because the concept of death creates universal sorrow. The concept of death stems from the greatest ignorance of who we are. Therefore, when we lose a child, a father, or a mother, we grieve, when we experience death. We need to realize we are immortal. In the future this concept will not even exist.
There is cosmic peace and there is cosmic unrest that is not perpetual motion but perpetual commotion. There are people that the moment they enter a room they become perpetual commotion. We have unrest everywhere. Then there is cosmic beauty and cosmic ugliness in human behavior towards one another. Torturing in concentration camps and the devastation of world war two are perfect examples of cosmic ugliness, oppression, and dictatorship and so on. Then there is cosmic love and cosmic hate. Worshiping God with the mind no matter what type of yogi we are will endlessly put us through the experience of these dualities. As long as we worship God with our ego no matter how advanced our ego is we will experience duality.
There is a certain kind of yoga meditation devoid of these dualities and that is cosmic bliss. If one can make the effort to anchor oneself in that which is changeless one may obtain that cosmic bliss which is nothing else but one’s own soul divine nature. You could be looking half of your lifetime for happiness excepting to find some external circumstances to bring you peace, joy and bliss. For the spiritually uninformed, pursuing to acquire useless desires instead of your real needs is not the way. Happiness does not work that way; it springs forth from the base of the spine and trickles upward to the brain when you are in tune. Yoga meditation (Kriya Yoga) is the road to that bliss. The reason so many people take drugs is to regain the lost joy buried deeply in the subconscious mind and instead bring upon themselves ill health and misery.
We can experience all these states of God without duality. To seek God, put your mind (ego) aside, shut-off the five senses and look at the door of the infinite at the point between the eyebrows. There is this hidden stairway that will take you up there where God can be perceived without duality known as the spiritual eye.
Why are we meditating? What are we trying to achieve when the great sages and spiritual masters from India say there are two kinds of people in the world? There are those who meditate and seek God and those who don’t. Those who meditate, have a clear advantage over those who do not meditate. In meditation the conscious mind is used as an instrument through which the soul transmits knowledge to our physical brain. This instrument then gradually establishes a close relationship with the soul until they become literally one and knowledge merges into wisdom. Visualization is not meditation or a form of it. Meditation is not thoughts; it is focusing your attention on the object of meditation. For example, if you want to know what a lake is, you can jump into the lake, swim into the lake and absorb into the lake.
Likewise, meditation is absorbing oneself into the object of meditation. True meditation is absorption in God and it has absolutely nothing in common with the unscientific techniques of breathing taught by a host of ill-advised zealots. During meditation you must break the connection between the body and the mind. As long as you are conscious of your body you cannot go deep into meditation. You have to have complete forgetfulness of your body and that means a “state of absolute immovability.” As long as you move even once, like to scratch yourself, you have broken that magnetic field and you have to start over again at that point to gain depth in meditation.
Desires constantly agitates the meditator and wisdom can only be perceived when one stops moving. Intuition comes the moment you are still to guide you. That is why some people quit meditating; they cannot go deep enough to gain any results therefore they lose interest. Some have what is called the yo-yo syndrome; this alternating condition is when two tendencies over power each other than alternately like two lovers who sometimes become angry affect alternately with deep enthusiasm for meditation and then sudden dryness and indifference, then in one moment they get very interested and drop everything else.
It is impossible to resist the temptation of this world unless we have something better given to us through the practice of meditation. Meditation is the cultivation of concentration upon the spiritual eye. The moment your eyes go down you fall asleep and lean forward like many do when concentration is not locked up at the point between the eyebrows. You cannot enter into these higher states of consciousness until the ego becomes relaxed. The western mind is so intellectually uptight that it has to rationalize everything; that is why it takes a long time before we can feel anything. We must go beyond the ego self to be able to relax and to experience real feelings. No wonder we are unable to love one another!
When this universe was created by God there were two aspects revealed, one was the fatherly/masculine aspect and the other was the motherly/feminine aspect. With closed eyes you visualize the illimitable vast space where you notice nothing but pure wisdom wherein this infinite sphere there is zero creation, no planets or stars but only the Father aspect of God. This is what is called the Absolute beyond creation which is unreachable by human thought. However in permeating all atoms of this universal structure expressing Himself in Nature and in man we find Him approachable and near in every creature.
Now with open eyes you peer into the heavens and see Her which we behold as nature, her dazzling stars, the sky, the Milky Way, flowers, clouds, birds mountains and the limitless beauties of Divine Mother or the Mother aspect of God. In Her nature you find Her full of kindness, gentleness, beauty and tenderness. In looking upon all Her good in nature we experience within us a feeling of gentleness and love. Now you can understand why many devotees pray to the forgiving motherly aspect of God then the fatherly aspect which many feel to be stricter with His laws.
When Divine Mother is going to outstretch Her hand to caress you the gloom you feel is just the shadow of Her hand before it reaches you. So when the first sign of trouble appears don’t think you are being punished. Her overshadowing hand will hold blessings as it reaches out in bringing you closer to Her. She never forsakes anyone. When praying to Divine Mother in Her aspect there is no retort.