681 – God’s Will


Who can question God’s will? It is the most powerful force, which rules and conducts every single activity, form, formless, visible and invisible. Maya is his play and when we are under the influence of maya, we become remote from divine will.

What is the description of Maya?

Maya is when we love our family members and friends. We do everything for them and they reciprocate. We are enveloped in love. It is a mutual feeling. However, do we remember our other fellow beings? We are consumed with anxiety and fears, when we fail in a task and if we are affected by some illness, we are afraid of dying. All this is Maya, we are unaware of the divine will.

Sometimes realization dawns upon us and we become aware of the divine will. Then our consciousness awakens and we observe the divine presence all around us. This changes us and we understand that as long our personal desires control us, spiritual life is a distant dream. We start the sadhana of yoga but we still feel inadequate. The reason is that we are not connecting with our inner divinity. Each of us has the presence of the soul in our hearts and the Goddess resides in our heart. Until we become self-aware, we are in Maya’s net.

Yoga is the way for us to understand and appreciate God’s will. It is part of the Hindu philosophy and cannot be understood in isolation. There are many paths in Yoga and we can follow one which suits us. They are karma yoga, bhakti yoga (yoga of emotional channelization), prana yoga, raja yoga (yoga of control over the psychic personality), Gyana yoga (the yoga of understanding the deeper secrets of universal life), kundalini yoga, (the yoga of awakening the dormant and creative potential in us).

Yoga offers us many paths

It is complicated and yet very simple because once we start the practice of Yoga, all these paths are included in the sadhana. It is like the opening of a lotus and we are the stem, pushing through tamas (the murky water), rising above the water as a bud, through rajas (no drop is on our leaves) and then unfurling as a beautiful lotus (sattva). What has happened here, we are composed of tamas (sloth), rajas (ambition, vitality and ego) and sattva (nonjudgmental and empathetic, atmabhava and compassion). Yoga offers us many paths, as beginners we follow the teacher and the sadhana. The daily sadhana influences us through breath awareness, observation, detachment and concentration.

We become free from fear and the divine will guides us.

My divine energy, Maya, consisting of the three modes of nature, is very difficult to overcome. But those who surrender unto me cross over it easily. – Bhagavad Gita 7.14

Explanation is maya is material energy and it is created because of our ignorance. Once spiritual knowledge is gained, maya ceases to exist.

Aim Hrim Klim

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