Who is God? Where is God? What is God?

by AiR Atman in Ravi   Jul 18, 2020


I searched for God in temples
But nowhere was He found
I looked into the skies and waters
And everywhere on the ground

To me, God was a statue
I prayed to Him for years
I was in love with my Lord
And I used to pray with tears

I thought God lived in the temple
It was Heaven in every way
I used to talk to my Saviour,
Morning, night, all day

God gave me everything I wanted
There was nothing more to need
I used to be ashamed of myself
When I looked upon my greed

I had everything I wanted
But one thing I never found
I was looking for the God I prayed to.
Wanting to hear His sound

One day it dawned upon me
What is life’s real test?
To find true purpose and meaning,
I set out on a quest

I started studying the scriptures
In religion for Him I found
I went for many pilgrimages
Just going round and round

Who is God? Where is God? What is God?
This quest did I start
I had nothing else to desire
There was only one thing in my heart

I decided that I will not stop
My passion, I must find
I was willing to give up everything
There was only one thing in my mind

What use was the wealth that I earned?
What use was this pomp and show?
I knew my life wasn’t forever
I knew one day, I will go

I knew I was living in ignorance
The truth I couldn’t see
I was seeking happiness
But in peace, I could not be!

The world talks so much about God
But little do we know
God is such an amazing power
This cosmos is His show

The Sun, the Moon, the Stars
The Birds, the Animals, the Flowers
They are just manifestations
Of the one and only Power!

We think our goal is happiness
And pleasures do we seek
So shallow is our passion
We never reach the peak

We may get everything we desire
We may achieve all we dream
But if we can’t realize God
Then our life is without a gleam!

The purpose of life is to find God
We must realize the truth
We must realize what we are not
Only then, we will get to the root

A few of us are lucky
We start seeking God
We give up everything else that we have
Because we are in love with the Lord!

All cannot find the Master
It depends on His Grace
A few of us are lucky
To finally see His face

Not in temples, churches or mosques
Neither in Scriptures, you tear apart
Those who truly love Him
Will find Him inside their heart

God is Everything, Everywhere
He manifests as You and Me
He is the Cause and we just Effects
Without Him, we cannot be

God defined is God denied
We must believe that he lives
He is beyond our comprehension
But He is the One who gives

This is a Cosmic Drama
The Earth just a big stage
We are all just actors
We perform till we age

Then one day, the time will come
We have to pack and go
When Death will take over life
It’s the end of the show

Who, Where, What is God?
Don’t question, just have faith
Try to realize the Truth
Then you will reach the gate!

When you find what you are not
And the truth stares at your face
Then in your own heart, you will find
The Heavenly Master’s grace

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  • 2 years ago

    by Aiko (Dreamsurfer)

    Great Poem! I was born Anglican in Uganda, admired the Way Muslims bow down and pray, marvelled at the Colourfulness of Hindu Ceremonies but detested Statues. When I went to a Roman Catholic Christian School, I found myself "genuflecting" or bowing down before Statues of JESUS by force, made me feel I was doing the wrong Thing, going against the 2nd Commandment in the Bible. Religion is a huge Puzzle but GOD is everywhere...

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    God is the known and the unknown and to know him one must know the truth first...
    Well penned~

  • 2 years ago

    by Crystal Bourne

    This a great poem,God is so mysterious and he is not confined to religion.We must give up every false idol to realize who God truly is.Only the truth will set us free.Thanks for writing