Love God and open yourself to God’s Love. This is where it gets complicated ! Most of what I wrote in the two previous columns can be practiced by humanists. Many humanists recognise that mankind is more than the physical elements that we are made off and that this ‘more’ is what makes us human.
Opening yourself to God’s Love can only be done if you have experienced God, and many people who follow a religion or dharm believe in God without having met Her/Him. They might love God, but they have not felt God stir inside themselves.
I think that if you follow Guru’s teachings you have a good chance to reach that state of mind where you have darshan, where you realise God’s presence inside you. I cannot prove this, this is not scientific, but for me it is True.
I do not believe in God, I know that God is !
Guru writes that you have to open your ‘third eye’ or your ‘tenth body opening’ to experience God. God is always with us, inside us and around us, but many have their spiritual eye firmly closed and do not notice Her/Him.
Guru also writes that where there is ‘me’ there cannot be He/Her. The ego has to go to make place for God.
Remember that God is not an old man with a long white beard, God is a Spiritual Entity. Guru Sahib called himself Nanak Nirankarí, Nanak the follower of the Formless One.
Guru is in love with God and writes about the soul-bride who is enjoyed by the God-Groom, about how he longs for God like the chatrik longs for the raindrop.
God’s love is quite different from the love that we usually see in Bollywood or Hollywood films, where love is mostly related to good looks. In films and in daily life love is often conditional : If you are nice to me then I will be nice to you.
Between parents and children there is a better chance to see true love. However troublesome they are, many parents still love their children. Children often love parents who do not treat them well.
God’s love, and the love that a Gursikh should feel for fellow human beings, for God’s creation, is unconditional. There is no limit to God’s Love, God keeps pouring his love even if we do not notice it.
My first steps towards a changed life were when I deeply loved somebody who was not able to return that love. This was not easy to handle but in the long run it worked out well.
I was able to stimulate her into believing in herself, and she is now happily married. Because of this experience I started looking for the something that was missing from my life, which resulted in going to Amritsar and meeting with God.