God Is as Near to You as Your Own Shadow— and as Difficult to Grasp

Look at your own shadow. It seems so near to you: indeed, you cannot separate it from yourself. In the same way, God is not only attached to you but actually within you, not separate from you at all. Now try to grasp your shadow. The more you clutch at it, the more it flits away, with each new movement on your part becoming harder for you to seize hold of it. Even if you follow it until doomsday, still it won’t come into your grasp.

So near yet so queer, so distant, so hard, So inaccessible is God.

Though He is ever near you, never outside and beyond imagination — since He is actually within you—you cannot see Him, much less seize upon and hold Him. To see and realize God—this is not so easy a task as people think. It entails actual death, death in the real sense of the word.

“Meher Baba’s Tiffin lectures”, p371

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