Tao Writer On God

ff9bd-img_2379Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -)

God is a concept not a being. God is the black face of the universe, the stars, the planets, the solar systems, the dragonfly, the elephant, the mouse, the spider, the woman, and the man, but these are life forms we know exist. There are obviously countless others in this ever expanding universe. You don’t ‘see’ God, you feel God inside yourself and in everything you do: good or bad, there is no judgement. God is not the vengeful image depicted hurling fire and brimstone down upon Sodom and Gomorrah. The universe(s) is/are God. You are made up of the same elements as the stars. Your molecules are star dust. You are God. God is not out there somewhere watching you. She is inside expressing life through you. Each differently. Each connected. God is what Teilhard de Chardin referred to as the ‘Omega Point’, the supreme point of complexity and consciousness which is the actual source point of the expanding universe. God is the ever beginning and the ever ending, as are you.

Hermann Hesse On God

9F4EE76F-FB41-4B46-AB9C-1C32C34F415AHermann Hesse (July 02, 1877 – August 09, 1962)

If you are now wondering where to look for consolation, where to seek a new and better God, a new and better faith, you will surely realize, in your present loneliness and despair, that this time you must not look to external, official sources, to Bibles, pulpits, or thrones, for enlightenment. Nor to me. You can find it only in yourself. And there it is, there dwells the God who is higher and more selfless… The sages of all time have proclaimed him, but he does not come to us from books, he lives within us, and all our knowledge of him is worthless unless he opens our inner eye. This God is in you too. He is most particularly in you, the dejected and despairing… Search where you may, no prophet or teacher can relieve you of the need to look within… Don’t confine yourself… to any other prophet or guide. Our mission is not to instruct you, to make things easier for you, to show you the way. Our mission is solely to remind you that there is a God and only one God; he dwells in your hearts, and it is there that you must seek him out and speak with him.

Leo Tolstoy On God

   Leo Tolstoy   (September 09, 1828 – November 20, 1910)
Leo Tolstoy (September 09, 1828 – November 20, 1910)

At the thought of God, happy waves of life welled up inside me. Everything came alive, took on meaning. The moment I thought I knew God, I lived. But the moment I forgot him, the moment I stopped believing, I also stopped living.