Student: I’m confused about the idea of God. Is there a God? What’s God got to do with my life?
Professor: Those are difficult questions to answer accurately unless I know your concept of God. There are a thousand and one ideas about God out there. That’s why there are a thousand and one religions. Ideas and concepts about God are not God; they are conversations that arise out of questions about the creation of everything that exists – including the world and mankind.
The rational mind cannot understand the wholeness, the allness of infinite intelligence that lies behind everything – which is God. Therefore, the rational mind comes up with projections of personal desires and fears about God.
Existence is a reality. Stories about God with a human personality are fiction.
Student: Just understanding what you’ve now spoken offers me more clarity. I can see that I’m looking for answers about something that cannot be understood with words.
Professor: Once you understand your center as a luminous being that is inseparable from the “all-of-it” – from every aspect of this ever-expanding cosmos – it is impossible not to feel the presence of God. And when you feel this presence, you never try to explain it.