Where is God and why don’t I see Him?
Posted by Adi pe Decembrie 27, 2010
In ancient India there lived a most virtuous Brahmin who was considered by all to be the best authority on philosophy. One day the local king ordered him to appear before him to ask him: Where is God? Why don’t I see Him?
On the morning of that day the Brahmin’s teenage son appeared and asked the king that a container of milk be brought to him. It was done. Then the boy asked that the milk be churned into butter. That, too, was done.
„Your questions are now answered”, he told the king.
The king objected that he had been given no answers, so the son asked: „Where was the butter before it was churned?”
„In the milk”, replied the king.
„In what part of the milk?” asked the boy.
„In all of it.”
„Just so, agreed the boy”, and in the same way God is within all things and pervades all things.”
„Why don’t I see Him, then”, pressed the king.
„Because you do not ‘churn’ your mind and refine your perceptions through meditation. If you do that, you will see God. But not otherwise.