God is everywhere – Sarada Devi

God is everywhere. Does one get a faith by mere study of books? Too much reading creates confusion. Sri Ramakrishna used to say that one should learn from the scriptures that God alone is real and the world illusory.

As you meditate you will realize that He who is in me is in you too and in the humblest of people—only then will humility grow in your mind.

People have been worshiping images from time immemorial and attaining liberation through that. Do you want to say that does not mean anything? Sri Ramakrishna had no such narrow dogmatic views. God is everywhere. But this you must believe; holy people are born to guide others and each one talks in a different way. There are many ways, and so what each one says is true.

In the course of one’s spiritual advancement one comes to the stage when one does not feel even the existence of God. After attaining wisdom (jnana) one sees that the forms of gods and deities are all maya. Everything comes into existence in time and also disappears in time. . . . The aspirant then realizes that the Mother alone pervades the entire Universe (as the Supreme Spirit). All then become one. This is the simple truth.