Wheresoever you turn, there is the Face of God. Quran, quoted after: Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.322.
This universe is a banner
that keeps fluttering.
Your heart sees the banner;
your soul thinks it's the air that makes it move.
But the one who knows
how helpless air is
recognizes that everything
is nothing but God.
Rumi, quoted in: Helminski, Kabir (2000). The Rumi Collection. P.105.
And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the clouds, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain. You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, P.79.
I am the source of everything; from Me the entire creation flows. Knowing this, the wise worship Me with all their hearts. Gita 10:8
The Same One pervades all. Upon whomsoever He has mercy understands this. Shri Guru Granth Sahib.
God is a sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. Attributed to St. Bonaventure (1221-1274), quoted after: Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P. 269.
My King, You are the Eternal Master, forever. All that You create is true. O King, who can we call false when there is no other? You pervade all beings. All pray to you day and night. They all ask you for things. You are the one providing for all. Everything is under Your command, my King. Nothing is outside it. All the beings are Yours and You belong to all: they all merge into You. You fulfill the hopes of all, all pray to You. O Nanak's King, O my Beloved. You are the Eternal One; keep me (in Your service) in whatever manner might please You. Shri Guru Granth Sahib
One God is the Master of all, there is no other. When, through the Guru's grace, He resides in someone's mind, He manifests Himself in that person. This entire creation is a manifestation of the Omniscient God and He is everywhere. Shri Guru Granth Sahib.
The Creator, Lord of Light, praise we. The Teacher, Lord of Purity, praise we. The day-times praise we. The pure water praise we. The stars, the moon, the sun, the trees, praise we. The mountains, the pastures, dwellings and fountains, praise we. The well-created animals praise we. We praise all good men; we praise all good women. We praise Thee, our dwelling place, O Earth. We praise Thee, O God, Lord of the dwelling place. Zend Avesta.
Whenever you get angry with someone, you should immediately remember that God abides in that person too as He is Omnipresent and hence it is improper for you to show your anger to him. This is the way to suppress your anger. Shanti Vachan Bhandar, 781.
Never do that which displeases the Lord. He is Omnipresent. He hears and sees all. Shanti Vachan Bhandar, 1215.
Every drop of the ocean contains salt but it is invisible. Similarly the Omnipresent Lord permeates and pervades the entire creation but is invisible. Shanti Vachan Bhandar, 1241.
One, who does not fear the Holy Master, cannot escape evil. After a little advancement, vanity leads us to degradation because we do not harbour fear of the Lord. The only way to save yourself is to remember that the Lord is Omnipresent so that His fear always abides in our mind. Shanti Vachan Bhandar, 1673.
The Lord is Omnipresent. Love Him. Adore Him wherever His Divine spark is revealed. Shanti Vachan Bhandar, 1813.
He is the Lord of Universe. He enters into people's hearts and changes their thoughts. All changes taking place now are due to a simple motion of His finger. Wherever He goes, He puts new consciousness in people and brings spiritual change. Otherwise, He has no need to go from place to place. Teachings of Babaji, P.20.
At first (...) he shows himself to the soul in twofold manner. In the one manner he represents himself inwardly in my soul, and then I see him as present and recognize how he is present in all nature and in everything that has existence - in the demon, in the good angel, in hell, in paradise, in adultery, in murder (...) in everything that has existence in any way, in the beautiful and in the ugly. (...) so that the soul, when sees this, cannot take offense at anything (...). Angela Di Foligno. In: Buber, Ecstatic Confessions, P.103.
And in him I recognize and possess the whole truth that is in heaven and on earth and in hell and in every creature, with so great a reality and with so great a certainty that I could in no way believe anything else, even if the whole world were to testify to the contrary, and even mock it. For I see him who is Being; and how he is in the being of all created natures. (...) Angela Di Foligno. In: Buber, Ecstatic Confessions, P.105.
(...) And I understood how all that exist is saturated with God (...). Faustina Kowalska, The Diary, 997.
Let me seek, then, the gift of silence, and poverty, and solitude, where everything I touch is turned into prayer: where the sky is my prayer, the birds are my prayer, the wind in the trees is my prayer, for God is all in all. For this to be so I must be really poor. I must seek nothing: but I must be most content with whatever I have from God. Thomas Merton. Thoughts In Solitude. P. 94. Submitted by Gary Horn <email@example.com>
You will discover God in everything, even in the smallest flower. You will discover great joy. You will discover God! Our Lady of Medjugorie, April 25, 1989. Words from Heaven, P.75.
The Supreme Lord walks and does not walk. He is far away, but He is very near as well. He is within everything, and yet he is outside of everything. Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 5.
He who sees everything in relation to the Supreme Lord, who sees all living entities as His parts and parcels, and who sees the Supreme Lord within everything never hates anything or any being. Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 6.
I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty: You do not see that the Real is in your home, and you wander from forest to forest listlessly! Here is the truth! Go where you will, to Benares or to Mathura; if you do not find your soul, the world is unreal to you. Songs of Kabir, XLIII, P.91.
There is a thing inherent and natural, which existed before heaven and earth. Motionless and fathomless, it stands alone and never changes; it pervades everywhere and never becomes exhausted. It may be regarded as the Mother of the Universe. I do not know its name. If I am forced to give it a name, I call it Tao, amd I name it as supreme. Tao Te Ching, Ch. 25, P.44.
The power of spiritual forces in the Universe - how active it is everywhere! Invisible to the eyes, and impalpable to the senses, it is inherent in all things, and nothing can escape its operation. Confucius, quoted after Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.117.
The Tao is like a well: used but never used up. It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities. It is hidden but always present. I don't know who gave birth to it. It is older than God. Tao Te Ching 2, quoted after Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.147.
The Tao is called the Great Mother: empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds. It is always present within you. You can use it any way you want. Tao Te Ching 4, quoted after Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.147.
Everything is linked with everything else down to the lowest ring on the chain, and the true essence of God is above as well as below, in the heavens and on the earth, and nothing exists outside Him. Talmud, quoted after: Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.217.
Perhaps you have noticed that even in the very lightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in differing ways. For the Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice. Black Elk (1862-1950), a holy man of the Oglala division of the Teton Sioux, quoted after: Novak Philip, The World's Wisdom, P.372.
Though mind is incapable of encompassing Omnipresence, it is nevertheless able to feel God. Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest, P.22.
Jesus said, "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without (the knowledge of) your Father." Matthew 10:29
He is present in all beings. These are all the manifested forms of Him. There is no other God to seek for. He alone is worshipping God, who serves all beings. Vivekananda, quoted in: Nikhilananda, Vivekananda, A Biography, P.173.
My friend, you thought you lost Him;
that all your life you've been separated from Him.
Filled with wonder, you've always looked outside for Him,
and haven't searched within your own house.
The funny part is
that in this search,
Beauty has always accompanied you.
Whereever you have been,
He is the One holding your hand. (...)
Rumi, The Fanny Part Is, quoted in: Helminski, Kabir (2000). The Rumi Collection. P.176-7.
"I am a God close at hand, says the Lord, not a distant God. Can a man hide himself in secret, and I not see him? Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord" (Jer 23:23-24).
So the wicked see the universe as a hell, and the partially good see it as heaven, while the perfect beings realize it is as God Himself. Only when a man sees this universe as God does the veil fall from his eyes; then that man, purified and cleansed, finds his whole vision changed. The bad dreams that have been torturing him for millions of years all vanish, and he who was thinking of himself as either a man or a god or a demon, he who was thinking of himself as living in low places, in high places, on earth, in heaven, and so on, finds that he is really omnipresent; that all the time is in him, and that he is not in time; that all the heavens are in him, that he is not in any heaven; and that all the gods that man ever worshipped are in him, and that he is not in any of those gods. (...) And the real nature of man now stands unfolded to him as being higher than heaven, more perfect than this universe of ours, more infinite than infinite time, more omnipresent than the omnipresent ether. Vivekananda, quoted in: Harvey, Andrew (Ed). (2001). Teachings of the Hindu Mystics, P.108.
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