jaki rahi bhavana jaisi . . . (Ramayana) One sees God exactly according to the nature of one’s sentiment towards Him.
Therefore, seeing or meeting Him is useless, and one can actually be harmed by it. Even if the greatest of Jagadgurus comes and declares, “This is God,” you will retort, “God is like this? Well then, goodbye to you and your God! I had thought that those absorbed in the Impersonal Brahm become so maddened upon beholding His beauty, what effect must He have on ordinary men absorbed in sense gratification! But seeing Him is having no effect on me. This cannot be God.” One needs divine eyes to see the divine form. Pay close attention to this point.
God’s body is divine whereas our eyes are mayic, made of the five elements in our mother’s wombs. They are capable of viewing the world because it is material, made of the five material elements. They are incapable of seeing God. Now, eyes cannot hear, nor can the ears see, as both are made of the five material elements. So how can these ears hear the divine words of God? How can these eyes see His divine form?
This means that no one must have ever had a view of His divine form. No. People have. People have known Him and attained Him, just as you sitting here see your father, speak to him and embrace him. History bears witness to the fact that infinite Saints have interacted with God in this manner. People have read or heard about it.
So how does one do it? When our bodies are mayic, the mind is mayic and the senses are mayic, how does one attain the touch, sight, taste, smell and sounds of that divine God? You say that infinite souls have attained Him? How do we do it? There is no need to worry. It will be revealed to you.
An excerpt from the English translation of a discourse originally given in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
4 November 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh