Now that I got your attention, let me tell you that I am not going to define the undefinable. But, this is merely to ask you to contemplate on your definition of God. Everytime somebody asks me, “Do you believe or have faith in God?” I pause and ask a question in return, “What is your definition of God? Unless I know that I cannot honestly answer that question.” This is because behind every question, whether spiritual or otherwise, there are some underlying assumptions. Unless those assumptions are brought out, one cannot answer a question truly and honestly.
As I stared at my computer screen typing random strings and erasing them trying to articulate my underlying assumptions about God, the text editor I was using was emitting typewriter like sounds. I had enabled those sounds to entertain my five month old daughter, Gayatri, who was in the bouncing chair next to me. My eleven year old son, Sudarshan, got curious at the sounds and he approached me asking if he could play with those “cool” sounds. I gave him my laptop with the title of this article intact in the text editor. He took a look at the title and said, “I want write something here,” and he went on to type what I quoted below without any soft of editing. After reading that I said to myself, “Well, he just wrote what I wanted to express, though not in the same terms. But, it expresses Oneness of all.” With his permission I am reproducing it here.
I am God
You are God
Beasts are God
Money is God
Poverty is God
Life is God
Everything is within God
It is all a daydream of God
God is the Universe
The Universe’s will is God’s will
Universe has a collective consciousness carrying all thoughts in God’s daydream
What is your defintion of God? What are your underlying assumptions when you ask, “Does God exist? Do you believe in God?” and so on.