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On Seeing God – Anandamurti Gurumaa

You cannot see God in person because God is not a person, God is not a body; God is not a human being. Can you see the fragrance? Can you see the words that I speak? You can see my lips moving, my hands etc but can you really see the words? Can you see the body of the sound? You can't see the body of the sound and the body of the fragrance. You say that I am sad, I am happy. Have you ever seen what sadness looks like? Have you ever seen what happiness looks like?

You experience these things. So God cannot be seen as a person. I am sorry to say that, but that's the truth. Those people who say I have seen Ram, Krishna, Shiva or Hanuman and they say that they believe that they have seen the God, I would just comment that it is just a fragmentation of their mind. It is just an imagination of their mind.

It is the conditioning of human mind that we tend to believe in some form and we say this is God and then we wish to see them again in our prayers and in our dreams and if some one sees that, then they are so happy. Well, if you want to remain in that paradise, go ahead continue being in that state. But the truth is far far away. Sri Krishna himself said in Bhagavad Gita that I am the one who can not be seen with the eyes, I am the one who can not be touched with hand, I am the one who can not be heard because I am not just a sound.
Anandamurti Gurumaa