Question: Atreya. I feel like I have been seeking for so long. I can not seem to find “It.” I have been searching and searching for that one final contentment. Where is God? Christianity tells me to wait till I die. Buddhists say keep practicing. I feel really frustrated!

There is no differentiation in the Source from which all things spring. Human consciousness is like a vast garden containing what appears to be an infinite number of unrelated forms. Many spiritual seekers spend their whole life wandering in this place looking for that exclusive “It,” or worse protecting that exclusive “It.” If one wanted to find what was common to all these forms, they would need only refer to the soil from which all these forms spring and return. But, if the seeker was convinced that there must be some individual form, experience, and teaching within the garden that would unite all forms; surely they would spend eternity hopelessly searching, dividing, and struggling to protect a single fruit from decaying.

As you wander, you’ll see people have divided off into groups and claim a small corner of the garden as their exclusive own and are ready to protect it from “them” who are not “like us.” This exclusiveness is what forms the basis of the illusory “me.” My religion, my demands, my likes and dislikes, my family, my group, my search-my life.

The best fruits grow down and point to the One Eternal Common Soil from which all these things are born and return to. This ground as well as the sum of the fruit can be called God, as it is present at all times, things and places no matter where you wander; and resides as the Eternal Final Cause of all forms.

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7 thoughts on “Question: Atreya. I feel like I have been seeking for so long. I can not seem to find “It.” I have been searching and searching for that one final contentment. Where is God? Christianity tells me to wait till I die. Buddhists say keep practicing. I feel really frustrated!

  1. The way I see it, Christianity does not infer to wait until you die, since it is believed that a part of God, our creator, lives within us, and is call the Holy Spirit. I like to think that is so, and some people say the spirit speaks to them, although I cannot say I have heard it. I also like to think of the Holy Spirit as that quiet voice inside you, kind of like your conscious (that is my take on it). Christianity also gives comfort in a personal God, through Jesus, who was man and God at the same time, someone who we can relate to. I try to see God, the holy, in the world around me, in people and in nature. I do struggle with some concepts of Christianity, but my belief in a compassionate, caring God and a promise of heaven gives me peace in difficult times, as it does for many people.

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    1. I feel the same way, Carol. Being spiritually aware is more important than being of one faith or another. I believe God speaks to us in many ways. Situations can teach us, people can be messengers, our intuition and of course the Holy Spirit. Nature itself speaks to us of the beauty and wonder available to us in this life.

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  2. There is indeed a variety of ideas in the market place of truth, and it’s tempting to just ditch everything to a common dust bin, but it might help if you thought of it like this: You get a deposit of a million dollars into your bank account and there are so many claims about who deposited the money and for what purpose the deposit was made. Now, there are two things reasonably true here; somebody did deposit the money and that since the claims are fundamentally different, at most one claim is true. Now you just have to figure out which one, just like you’d follow the paper trail for that deposit. In Buddhism there is no self though, it might help you to know. I hope you find the ‘it’.

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  3. Beautifully put by Atreya on behalf of us all. Simply we must give up that which we think we do not like and in so doing discover the love eternal within each of us. (It takes most a while and then a while longer to stay there, so, never be disheartened!)

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