Who is God?
Communion with God Father is essential, because He* is the unlimited source of knowledge, peace, love bliss, purity and power. But to truly commune with Him, we must accurately know Him. This means, at the least, we must comprehend His form, His abode, and His name.
The form of God has been spoken of universally in the same terms; He is incorporeal and He is light. Christ, Moses, Guru Nanak, and teachers from every religion agree on this. Some times, God is considered clearly as a point of light (for example, the Egyptian pyramid is the image of God as a Point of Light radiating His imperishable illumination downward upon the earth. This is why the Pharoas wished to bask in that light at death, and built such lavish and time-defying memorials).
Other religions have portrayed the Aura which surrounds Him, an oval or flame-shaped image. An so the Hindus, for example, worship Shiva in same shape went westward with Abraham, who established such a symbol for worship in Mecca, and even today it is the holiest shrine in Islam, and a required object of pilgrimage in the life of a Muslim. Likewise, in the Jewish synagougue we can see the same holy Flame, called the Ner Tamid, or Eternal Light, raised above the Ark of the Law. That form also went eastward, becoming the Buddhist stupa, then evolving in China into the pagoda, and appeasing in Japan once more as a small oval-shaped stone, which certain Buddhist sects worship as ‘the Peace Giver’ Even modern offshoots of the main religions maintain the old form, though the meaning has been lost. The Mormons in America, for example, hold special regard for beehive. Which are of the same shape, and one can readily interpret the metaphor of God as that Honey Hive and His Children as the bees.
We have determined the universal belief in God as a being in His own right though without a human form. Not being physical, he takes up on space. The Supreme has then, the amazing form of an infinitesimal point of light, from which light emanates in an oval aura, just as with a candle, light emerges from A point source and assumes an oval form.
God, however, is not a point of physical light but of divine light. He is conscient and living. Although His form is the smallest of the small (the Greek word ‘atom derives from the Hindi ‘atma’ which means soul), yet His attributes are the greatest of the great, limitless as an ocean. God’s supremacy over us consists not in brute force, obviously, but in His Knowledge, of Peace, of Love; the Eternal fountain of Purity, and Bliss; the infinitudes is the metaphysical corollary to the ‘inverse law of energy’ so well-known to physics.
God can be remembered according to any of His attributes, or by names which symbolize them. But the essence of all his attributes is that He is the world benefactor. In Sanskrit, this concept is represented as ‘Shiva’ Therefore, She the earliest-given name of God, contains the essence of all the qualities, attributes, and divine deeds of the Supreme.
God is the Father of all souls. Just as we call our bodily father by loveful names like ‘daddy’, ‘papa’, or ‘baba’ in order to increase the natural feeling of closeness, so even more and when we are desirous of having a loveful and intimate communion with the Supreme, we remember His as ‘Baba’ manner is to take a great step closer to His Love.
Souls and the Supreme Soul
All souls as well as the Supreme are identical in form; we are the pints of light. Yet the attributes of souls are limited, whereas those of the Supreme are beyond limit.
All souls take birth in human bodies. These are our costumes, in which we play our roles on the world stage, in the eternal cycle of birth and death. But the Supreme souls is the One who is free from the bondage of this cycle, beyond the pull of action desire.
The Supreme is the One who is totally fulfilled, forever complete, constant throughout eternity. He is not subject to the law of entropy. His name-Shiv Baba-belongs forever to Him, whereas human names are mere labels of the perishable body. His attributes are also constant. No human being is capable of such eternal stability in perfection. Therefore, he is worshiped by people in every corner of the World. We instinctively turn to Him for the stability we ourselves are lacking.
The Dimension Beyond
But if we are truly to turn to Him, in any but a blind and desperate fashion we must know His abode. Clearly, He does not make His home in this physical world. When thing of God, people automatically turn their faces upward towards where?
Beyond the farthest reaches of this material universe, there is another dimension called the Subtle (or Angelic) Realm. Beyond even this high plane is another, the incorporeal World. This is a region of changeless light, peace utter silence. This is the eternal Home of Shiv Baba, the Almighty Father. It is also the original dwelling place of all souls, before we came into this world of matter. We descended from this realm of peace and tot it we must finally return.
It is rightly said that the realization of reality is very easy and very quick. Simply by turning our minds to this Highest abode of light and silence, we can experience the sweet, peaceful light and serene and subtle state of mind, which by themselves are evidence of the existence of this highest dimension, the forehead. I am completely detached form the physical body. My original qualities are peace, love bliss, purity, and might. The world of tranquil light is my real home, where I dwell in a state of total relaxation. My supreme Father is also a brilliant point of light. He is the Ocean of Peace, the Unlimited Source of Purity, Love, Bliss and Power. I become fully charged with these attributes by tuning my thoughts with Him.