Make Your Life a Song of God
By Guru-Bhakti-Ratna Kumari Somashekhari
you want to be eternally happy and peaceful in life? Then
try to make Your Life a Song of God.
God is nearer to You than Your "own" breath, than Your
"own" body, even than Your "own" thoughts and feelings.
Since the Divine Presence is utmost subtle, though being
an omnipresent Power, the ignorant limited human mind can
not be aware of It or grasp It. Not even the most
developed human intelligence can understand the unlimited
Wisdom and Power of God.
Still it is possible to come nearer to God and feel the
Divine Presence, if one really wants. Gurudev Paramahamsa
Omkarananda Saraswati used to tell us, "If You take
one step towards God - God takes thousand steps towards
So many Mystics have experienced God in
daily life. Some of them were intellectuals, some of them
illiterate, some were artists, some were simple workers.
With God You have everything. All Riches, unlimited
Wealth, all Wisdom, all Powers, an unfailing Divine Love
and Sweetness, unlimited Creative Possibilities, an
Independence and real Freedom and an unending Peace, that
You gain with the Divine Presence. No matter, what You
are, a professor, or a business man, a housewife, student
or artist, - try to make Your life a Song of God.
You can approach and feel God through Your daily works and
prayers and also through Your field of specialization. Use
every second in life to contact God.
You can speak to the Divine as if the Divine is Your
closest Friend, tell the Divine all things that are a
burden for You and bothering You. Be sure You will get an
answer and a solution.
If You want to make Your life a Song of God, try to make
Yourself "empty". Instead of your limited thoughts,
feelings, desires, allow the Divine to take charge of You.
Request the Divine to dwell in You, in Your heart, in Your
mind, in Your intelligence, and prompt in You Divine
actions, thoughts and feelings.
Karmayoga, selfless work, and constant Prayers are of
immense help, for making us purer and purer and allowing
God to be with us and dwell in us.
There is nothing more wonderful and more blessed in life,
than to consciously experience God's wondrous Presence.
If you feel the Divine, then there is no more any space
for any sorrow, any doubt or any want. With God You have
everything in abundance.
Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, the great Mystic,
God-realized Sage, Philosopher and Writer, says:
"Evolve and expand in Consciousness, by growth in Love and
Goodness, or by growth in Knowledge and Wisdom, or by the
pursuit of Beauty and Truth, or by service of Humanity, or
by any of the hundred other time-tried ways. Then God will
be, for you, a matter of living Experience and the Source
of your imperishable Life, Joy, Peace, Perfection."
If You feel the presence of the Divine you are protected
and happy, wherever You are. You will never know
loneliness. In the contrary, You will cherish moments of
outer solitude, because You can use them for becoming even
more intensively aware of God's Presence.
To feel God's loving Presence is so overwhelming, that in
comparison to It the love of even the most affectionate
mother in the whole world would seem small and failing.
That does not mean, that one should not love one's
physical mother, father, etc., but one should be more
concerned with the Divine Presence in them and not look
upon them as mere parents.
It is the greatest Blessing
in life to have a God-realized Person as a Guru. Such a
Guru can rapidly make You aware of God's Presence and make
You experience the Immortal, while You are still living in
this perishable body.
Swami Omkarananda says: "Everywhere there is nothing
other than God. He is within us, around us, above us,
below us, everywhere. Everything is God. Know and
experience this! Look upon everyone and everything with an
overwhelming conviction; this is God in manifestation!"
consider it as the greatest Luck in my life, that I could
meet in person my beloved Sadgurudev Paramahamsa
Omkarananda Saraswati. I pray, that He may make my Life a
constant Song and Dance of God.