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God is willing to talk to us, but are we willing?
Reviewed in India on 19 July 2018
Paramahamsa Yogananda’s writings are always inspiring and go straight to the Heart. He is a True Master with a direct experience of God. He is always in constant communion with God. So He speaks from his experience as to how we can talk with God.
He clearly states talking to God is not a monologue, it is a dialogue, which means God will speak with us. But what do we do to speak with Him. This short book is all about that. In his own words, “ Don’t take silence for an answer. He will first respond by giving you something that you have wanted, showing you that you are in His attention. But don’t be content with His gifts. Let Him know that you will never be satisfied until you have Him. Finally He will give you an answer. In a vision you may see a face of some saintly being, or you may hear a Divine Voice talking to you. He adds, “when you have an immense thirst for the Divine, when you will not give undue importance to anything else—the tests of the world or the tests of the body—then He will come. Remember, when your heart-call is intense, when you accept no excuse, then He will come…..when your mind becomes “set,” then you will find God responding to you”.
He also says, “God is crying for you. He wants you to return to Him…….He who created us yearns for our love…..Our love is the one thing God does not possess, unless we choose to bestow it…..When we permit it, our Heavenly Father can and will establish a personal relationship with each one of us.” When we read this, we naturally feel, if God wants to have a personal relationship, what is preventing Him to do so. The Master says elsewhere, “…is God less responsive than flowers and human beings, that He lets us keep on talking to Him and yet fails to answer us? It appears that way, doesn’t it? The trouble is not with Him, but with us. Our intuitive telephonic system is out of order. God is calling us and speaking to us, but we do not hear Him”.
Reading and re-reading this small booklet will help us to attune to the voice of God, so that we will be in communion with Him