Don’t Confine The God – My Eureka Moment (1994)

Mahesh Sharma
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Don’t Confine the

Omnipresent Existence

Well, in my life there are many instances, which I can call the moments of truth, the moments of realization, the moments of understanding – I term them as The Eureka Moments.

One such moment I want to share here with my fellow travelers, which not only changed the direction of my entire thinking but it also sowed the seed of curiosity in me which became the ultimate guiding principle of this amazing journey, called LIFE.

A Memorable Night

Yeah, this was the Moment. I was posted in Bihar with an Army Unit and it was around 10:00 PM and two friends were sitting on the lawn near our barrack. It was a cool night and a lovely breeze was flowing around. We used to discuss many things which are abstract in nature and also deep. During one such conversation, I didn’t remember exactly what was the point but the matter of The God came into our discussion.

And that day we had an animated or you can say a very hot discussion.  He, my friend, was a complete devotee of the goddess and had a lot to say about God and its existence. On the other side, I being a little rational, wanted proof of his statement about God and we had a discussion which turned into a debate, of around two and half hours until midnight.

Don’t Confine The God

I still remember as on today, exactly where we sat, what was the surroundings, how was the weather, what we wore, and what exactly we discussed that night because that was a Eureka Moment for me about the existence of God. That night I really came to the conclusion that if we confine God to a statue, or a place, or a picture, we are just nullifying the universal truth “God is everywhere”, “God is in everything”, “God is shapeless”. I understood that we can’t place our foot on both boats at the same time. Either we believe that God is omnipresent or we confine it.  Both beliefs together are not possible.

Well that simple truth, changed my entire perspective of the world around me. It gave me a new direction to think. It provided me a solid foundation on which I can build further. I was 24 at that time and now when I look back I can say that the discussion that day invisibly laid the foundation of my future life. I can now link my interest in Humanity, Human Inhereht Nature, and the connection of us humans with this omnipresence existence, from that incident. 

Everything in Nature has its Importance

After that, I started seeing the importance of every creature on earth. I started to understand that everything in the universe has a purpose. Whether man or animal, whether plants or trees, whether small or big, whether moving or stationary. Everything in nature has a purpose. The God, The Omnipresent Existence, the invisible energy is in everything, is everywhere, and has its own significant role to play.

Beginning of a life-long Journey

If I look back today, I clearly see that it was the starting of my journey towards the unknown, towards the depths of the subconscious, towards the actual truth, towards the inside world of humans, and towards the connection and correlation of us and nature around us. Yet I still see there is a lot to be understood, to be aligned with, and to be accepted as far as the relationship of nature and us is concerned. And as this is a continuous journey and not a destination, I make sure to remind myself more often that each and every moment I spent in my life is precious enough, important enough, and significant enough to be lived with gratitude, thankfulness, compassion, and curiosity. I also know and now firmly believe that with each passing moment a lot of change of perspective and understanding will come and the more I will go deep the more I will understand how little I know about life. And I am ready for it.

Like that one night, one specific moment, I call The Eureka Moment, has the potential to change the course of my life, I believe that this can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. We all encounter special precious moments in our lives but most of us miss to recognize how they impacted our life’s direction for good. But when we get the time to introspect and look back and think, almost all of us identify a time in our life that actually had the potential to change our entire perspective towards how we see and interpret life and our surroundings.

This was my Eureka Moment which sowed the seed of curiosity to go deep into understanding or you can say discovering the vast, unlimited, omnipresent existence. And whenver I get the time to look at myself and my jounrey at present, I feel I have just started.


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