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Why is God invisible?

This was a question that someone asked Devi Ji.

Once Swami Vivekananda confronted his guru Ramakrishna Paramahansa, “Have you seen God?” He had only just met his guru and was irresistibly drawn towards him but was not entirely sure if Ramakrishna Paramhansa was a genuine saint. The guru replied, “Yes, my child. I can see God, just as I can see you, only more clearly.”

So, the better question to ask is why only a few people claim to see God, whereas for the rest, the vast majority among us, God is invisible? Perhaps we are not adequately equipped to see God, while the saints are.

Just because most of us cannot see God, it does not mean that God does not exist. The collective wisdom of a thousand donkeys, or even ten thousand donkeys, can never equal that of a single human being.

Leave alone the spiritual world; even in more mundane matters, most of us are not visionaries. In present times, Jeff Bezos saw a completely novel way of bringing buyers and sellers together; the result is Amazon, a revolutionary way in which we perceive business. Mark Zuckerberg could perceive a novel way to get people together socially - the result is Facebook. Stepping slightly further into the past, Mahatma Gandhi saw a future in which India was free from foreign domination. He had this vision when the British empire was its zenith and India, firmly under its yoke. When these visionaries first had these visions and shared it with the world, most people could not accept it. And now they are lauded by one and all. That is the way it has always been.

So what if God is invisible to us? That does not prove that he does not exist. It merely demonstrates that we are incapable, something is lacking in us, to perceive God.

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