Thursday, December 3, 2020

Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,

 God does not remain in this universe as a watcher of human beings, constantly rewarding or punishing them according to their virtues or sins. But He has made laws, which do mete out invariable justice. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” ( Galatians 6 : 7 - 9 )

It is the great mercy of God that He did not create us in a mortal image, for that would have precluded our attainment of a divine nature, except by God's special grace. God sees every soul as made in His image, that no matter how heavily sunk in delusion man may be, even a sinner of sinners can wash away the mud of ignorance and discover the hidden purity of the soul. We are eternally divine; only temporarily are we slaves of delusion. "For we are His workmanship, created in (the perfect consciousness of) Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." ( Ephesians 2 : 10 )

5 : 15, God talks with Arjuna,
The Bhagavad Gita.

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