The physical manifestation of god for a worldly man filters to the three possibilities of the value-system – faith, feeling and inheritance.
Most of us inherit faith. We get it in the value-system of a family tradition. We start following god as we see others in the family doing it. We are told about god’s omnipresent and all-giving nature. We are told god is someone to be approached in every situation of life and is the final call in every sort of crisis.
As we grow-up and develop a conscience, this inherited knowledge and know-how starts shaping as ‘faith’ that we keep on building and following throughout the life. We symbolize that faith in the form of god. There is nothing wrong in this.
In happier moments, we thank god. In moments of crisis, we plead. Some of us even go to the extent to criticise god questioning his existence, but only to go back to god again.
In the process, we become increasingly more and more seeking from god, never realizing our true duty towards the creator of the life.
If he creates, we are his creation. If we exist, he exists within us. This is the only way we can feel god.
Yes, feeling god is the physical manifestation of god for most of us who come from the worldly life of moments of happiness and gloom.
But even then, most of us cannot claim that we have felt the god.
Feeling god within us is a higher spiritual enlightenment. And one need not go into the debate of right or wrong or righteous or unrighteous and follow some codes of living to get onto that path of spiritual enlightenment.
There is nothing highly philosophical or scriptural about it. All we need to do is to see the other form of existence as equal to us and the problem is taken care of. While writing this is simple, following this is tough in a materialist world.
Yes, we can feel god provided we do justice with this cardinal principle laid by the god himself.
And remember, your god can take any form given the value-tradition of your faith-system.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/