What Is God?

Robert Louis Stevenson, the great English writer says, “No man can achieve success in life until he writes down in the journal of his life the word. ‘Enter God”.

It was Swami Vivekananda who said, “With God you can sail over the high seas. Without God you cannot even cross over the threshold”.

Plato said long ago in his Republic, “If God presides not at the establishment of a State, if it has only a human foundation, it cannot escape calamity”.

This, indeed, is the tragedy of modern schemes, modern theories. God is being relegated to the private life of the individual but is denied a place in education or nation building. God is ignored! He is regarded as an optional adjunct to society.

But the question remains – what is God?

This was the question, which was put to a believer by an atheist.

The believer was on his way to the temple to offer his worship to God when one of his friends, who was an atheist, a sceptic, enquired, “Where are you going?”

“To the temple,” replied the believer.

“What for?”

“To offer worship to God.”

“Indeed! Who is our God? Is He a great God or a small God?

With great reverence the believer replied, “God is so great that the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him and yet God is so small that He can be contained in my tiny heart!”