Be the Change
The concept of God as Generator, Organiser and Destroyer is represented in Hinduism by Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh. But I don’t expect anyone to believe in an anthropomorphic God because I don’t do so myself. But I do think God is a field of intelligence: inconceivable, transcendental, beyond space and time, the source of the observer and the observed.…
I think the best description of God can be found in Vedanta. The Upanishads don’t propound a philosophy; what they’re saying is authentic science. You don’t have to believe in electricity to be able to see a lit bulb. We’re all differentiated aspects of a single reality. All of us are differentiated aspects of a single consciousness. You have to see others as you see yourself.
Just as our DNA converts into eyes, the nose and different parts of the body, this single reality manifests in different forms. The Upanishads talk of the seven states of consciousness. Chapter 10 of the Bhagavad Gita talks of unity. Many view this concept — of a single reality — with scepticism. How can this be translated in our daily lives, they ask. Mohandas Gandhi asked, “Can you be the change that you wish to see?”
You want to see peace in the environment. Then, ask yourself, can you be the full expression of non-violence? No one owns anything in this world. Everything is recycled. In the end, even your body doesn’t belong to you. Neither do your thoughts. There are no original thoughts. All thoughts emanate from a common bed of thoughts. We can only exchange energy.