Living in the Light

Achariya George Adams
Speaks on "Living in the Light"
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:00am

All messengers of God have shared with us the message that God is light.  In the Upanishads, the message is “Brahma Jyotismati—God is light.”  In the Koran we find the same message: “God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth”and in the ancient Gayatri Prayer we are invited to meditate upon God as that “effulgent Reality” from whom the whole universe is projected What do we mean when we say “God is Light?” 

What is our relationship to that Light and to the universe?  Are we separate from that light or are we a ray of that divine light manifesting in this world of duality?   What did Jesus of Christ Consciousness mean when he said, ‘If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”   Is it true as it states in the Upanishads, “The soul of man is of identical nature with the God of the Universe.”

What about living in the light?  Do we see that Light in the world around us and in our dealings with that world.   Are we guided by that light in our daily life. Can we find joy in this world of light and shadow? 

This Sunday we will address these questions and more.   —Achariya George

From the Gurus and Swamis:  AUM


Thy light engulfs my consciousness And all is transformed into one immeasurable effulgence.
Light Light! Light! Ever-receding infinite light everywhere. I am that light.
In this cosmic radiance of ever-expanding illumination
I lose myself and become my universal Self.
Eternity commingles with infinity
As I become the witness to my omnipresent Self.
I am endless in my being and eternal in my existence.
Joy in rhythm of dynamic serenity
Surges in the resplendent glory of immensity.
I am consciously lost in the boundless bliss of my all pervading Self.
In the light of my transcendental Self
I am revealed unto Myself.

— "Prayers of Self Realization," by Swami Premananda

The great spiritual masters and saviours of the world have realized and taught the mystic kundalini path of self illumination.   Christ found the kingdom of light—of heaven—within himself, and he initiated his disciples in that light.  He instructed them to find the light within themselves in meditation and to live selflessly by its divine power and illumination.

Conscious of no limitation of body and mind himself, Christ perceived his own light (energy) as drawn from the cosmic source:  “The Father in me doeth the works.”

—"The Mystic Cross," by Swami Kamalananda

“…in the infinity of immeasurable Light, the illimitable effulgence of pure consciousness, the self merges with the cosmic Self and soul realizes God, nay soul becomes God.”

—"The Gayatri Prayer," by Swami Premananda

Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)

"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness." —Mahatma Gandhi

"Light my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light!"   —Rabindranath Tagore

"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."  —Maya Angelou