Q1.Is God or The Supreme not a difficult thing to understand?
. Apparently it looks so. Paramahansa Yogananda, however, mentions in his „Autobiography of a Yogi „God is simple-everything else is complex‟ . Complexity is for the reason that there are hardly any men who make sincere efforts to know Him. All definitions about Him, all reasoning about Him make no sense to a person unless he puts his heart and soul into it. How many of us give time to know Him? When you do academic studies you work hard to get good grades. You spend hours and hours, days, months, years in studies. How many of us do the same for God? If I ask you to study about electro-magnetic waves you will make efforts to study from relevant books and other material available on the subject. The Supreme Force is much subtler and subtler than the EM waves. Who, of the great scientists have made efforts to know the subtlest? Only some rare saints and Rishis made efforts to know Him and their works on the subject tell us about Him. Yet, He is something not to be known from books but a subject of our own serious contemplation. Is He not throbbing in your very heart? Is anything so near to us than Him? You have simply to realize this fact; give a turn to your thought process and you will know Him. He is available everywhere, every time.
God/Allah/Rahim/Father and similar other names for God have remained with humans from the time they became conscious of sounds in the wombs of their mothers. In our homes, temples, churches, mosques, gurudwaras we have been worshiping Him in one form or the other giving Him a place of highest respect. Scriptures of all religions have tried to explain Him in the way understood by the writers yet the truth is that He defies all explanations. Everything having come out of Him, the parts (all sentient and non-sentient beings) feel helpless to describe the whole. For most of us it seems sufficient to accept with faith that He is the only Reality. An individual human being has the power within himself to make a quest in the right direction to seek Him. Since this involves sacrifice, perseverance and patience most of us prefer to go the easy way.
Although we ignore God in our lives yet He never does so.
The moment He ignores we will fall dead. Is it not a pity or gross callousness to ignore a force which is very life in us? He promises His love and life for us under all conditions. Krishna says in Gita (Ch 11-V 52-55),
,” Seek the kingdom of God first and everything will be added unto you.”
Lord Krishna said,
“Through unfailing devotion, Arjuna! you can know Me, see Me and attain union with Me.