Volume III · Lecture 10
God is omnipresent! Children are taught this even at school! To those who still believe in God at all this is so familiar and so self-evident that they do not consider it necessary to ponder seriously as to whether they really know what they are saying with these words.
But if an explanation is demanded as to how they picture this, then their wisdom immediately fails them and they themselves recognise that, after all, the word “omnipresent” as such does not hold the knowledge as to its real significance.
Men indeed have the word, but not the understanding of it! And that, after all, is the main point in everything. Even knowledge is of no avail where understanding is lacking. Man knows the meaning of the term “omnipresent”, but to know the meaning is not the same as understanding or grasping its sense.
I must therefore refer you to my lecture “Life”. God is Life! He alone! All else is but a consequence of the motion which as such only comes into being through the pressure of the radiation of Life!
The man who in a really fervent prayer seeks help for something, obtains connection through his attitude with that sphere from which help can be proffered. This I have mentioned once before in my explanations about the effect of prayer. Do not think of prayer as pleading, but as worship – worship and veneration! Every plunge into such deep meditation by the human spirit, however, is nothing but an effort to establish a connection, a seeking for connection with the Light, with Purity and with Life! The desire and longing of the human spirit expand in such cases. In its spiritual seeking it reaches out to Luminous Heights. And if it thereby seeks in true earnestness it will then find, as Christ has already promised. It finds the connection with Life. But only the connection, not Life Itself!
Thus through prayer or earnest seeking you find a path connecting you with God, and it is on account of this that He appears as omnipresent as you have imagined in the past. But God can never be seen by any creature!
Omnipresence has been misunderstood. Omnipresence might perhaps be even better interpreted with the words “always present”, always to be found if one seeks!
It is only the outward manifestation of the happening that has misled mankind. They have approached the subject from the false assumption that God personally looks after them, pleads with them, and also surrounds them with His protection. It never occurred to them that they themselves must do everything in order to strive for the necessary connection, which they have always unconsciously fulfilled in accordance with the Laws of Creation in their genuine prayers. They did not like to believe that it is only the Laws of God resting in Creation that encompass them, and that these act automatically to mete out every reward and every punishment.
To be omnipresent really means nothing else than to be accessible from every part of Creation!
But even this must again only be taken in a restricted sense, for when it is said: “Before God everything dissolves!” this is literally true. There is a tremendous gulf! Not a single creature can step directly before God and thus come into His Presence, unless it is One who issued directly from God. This is possible for two only – the Son of God and the Son of Man! All else would and must be dissolved in His Presence, i.e., could never stand consciously before Him.
It is only possible for the human spirit to find the connecting path to God!
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The book In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message is a translation after the original German text, Im Lichte der Wahrheit – Gralsbotschaft. In some cases the words of the translation can only render the meaning and contents of the original approximately. Nevertheless, the reader will come to a good understanding of the text, if he strives to absorb its meaning inwardly.
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