Thursday, August 8, 2013

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN !



Our father in heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

Let us meditate on such a beautiful and meaningful prayer to lift our thoughts to the pure existence of the undivided supreme consciousness

Our father..! Who is our father ? The answer lies within us. The whole universe answers this question. To find it we should go in to our inner self and to the real nature of the universe. Then we can understand that there should be a source of origin from where this whole universe and all its beings emerges, and a medium in which it exists and to where it merges again after its disintegration. Everything exists in Him, without Him nothing exists. The power, energy, forms and formless are His various manifestations. He is who becomes everything, the universe and all its living beings. He is the true existence in everything and all pervading. He is in us as our true self. What else can such an entity be called but as 'our father' ? He is our father, father of the whole universe. If we know our true self, then we know our father.“If you really know me, you would know my father as well.”

Our father in heaven ! Heaven is there where our father is. Whatever we see and understand by our sense organs are relative and not absolute. This can be perceived only by spiritual eyes. But how can one transcend the worldly barriers and reach this absolute truth ? Are there any gates to the other side ? Yes, God incarnates are the gates ! Pass through that gate. They are in front of us as a transparent gate so that we can enter. Pass through them to enter the heaven of pure consciousness, from relative to absolute truth ! “I am the gate.” Once entered, the difference can be experienced, we can find ourselves immersed in heavenly peace as promised ! Come in and go out as many time through them till we do not want to return back from this undivided supreme consciousness, the heaven ! Then we are in heaven where our father is!

Our father in heaven, holy be your name ! What is His name ? Why is the name not mentioned ? As He is who become everything hence all names are His names so no name is given. He is all pervading one undivided supreme consciousness; a given name can be inclusive of only of partial aspects but it exclude Him from the other aspects. None of His aspects can be excluded as He is all pervading, complete and perfect; hence no name can truly express Him as a whole, no name can contain Him in fullness, and no name can limit Him. He is beyond the dimensions of the names and expressions! Hence no name is given. 'He is who He is'. Holy be His name who have no name! But if you can not understand this call Him by any name, He understands you, and gradually lift you up to the state of namelessness. If our father is not limited to any name, naturally His children can not be bonded by any names. What is the name of our true self, the inner consciousness ? No name ! Name gives the sense of individuality. It separate us from other beings. The individuality make us shrink ourselves to the shell of our ego, and then we can not expand. If there is no sense of our names, then there will be no ignorance of individuality, no ego; then we can come out of the limitations to expand ourselves to the undivided one universal consciousness of “One body and one soul.” No name for our true self. What it exists, as it exist. Holy be His name who have no name !   or all the names called by devotees are His !

Our father in heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come” ! Let the kingdom of His undivided pure consciousness come to us and conquer our mind. His kingdom will liberate us from the evil forces of this sensual world. Doors of our confinement will be forced open, and shackles holding us to this world will be cut off and thrown out by the soldiers of His kingdom. It will liberate us from bondage. Let Your kingdom come !

Our father in heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” When whatever is in His will is in our will, and whatever is not His will also not our will, then His will be on earth as it is in heaven. His will is universal, and heavenly as it exist pure and free; it is free from hatred, enmity, jealousy, prejudices, lust, greed, ego, name, fame, desires, anxiety and worries. When our will become free from all these bondages, our will become pure  as His will in heaven, our will be His will, and His will be on earth as it is in heaven.

Let us meditate on such a beautiful and meaningful prayer to lift up our thoughts to  Our universal father !

Our father in heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven !”

Amen. 

John P.K



References 
a} Holy Bible
    Mathew 6: 9-10, John 10: 9-11, John 14:7, Exodus 3:14

b} The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
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