Who is God?

It is a daunting task, trying to answer the question “Who is God?” First of all, if you believe in God, you most likely believe that God is Infinite in many ways – wisdom, presence, power, grace, love, etc. So, to say anything is to try to describe the indescribable with limited and finite words. This is mostly true, however, if we listen to the blessed words of acharyas and perfected yogis like Swami Sri Yukteswar, Swami Sivananda and Swami Krishnananda, we can actually know God’s Name. It is “OM”. That is right, “OM”. If you read his commentary on the “Mandukya Upanishad”, Swami Krishnananda explains how “OM” is the right way to call on God. If you read his book “Meditation on OM”, you will see how Swami Sivananda explains, in detail, how “OM” is the True Name of God, who is the Supreme Spirit called “Brahman” in Sanskrit. If you read “Holy Science” by Swami Sri Yukteswar, you will eventually see how “OM” is the true way to Brahman (Divine, Holy Spirit). Also, don’t forget the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Verse 1.27, where this self-realized yogi asserts “OM is His Word”. Today, millions or possibly billions of years after the creation of the universe, we have, in English, the most spoken international language in the world apart from Mandarin Chinese, words like “Omniscience”, “Omnipotence”, and “Omnipresence”. All three words are rooted in ancient Latin and Greek, where “OM” means “unlimited”, “unbounded”, and “infinite”. Who is Infinite, Unbounded, and Unlimited? God, of course. Happy Chanting. Happy Meditating. Namaste, Keith

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