There’s a Hindu story about God and the angels talking about the creation of the planet. They’re saying, “Now that we’ve got the earth and we’ve got the sky and the mountains and the rivers and the moon and the stars, now we will create man. Where shall we hide the truth of his being from him?
One of them said, “Let’s hide it on the highest mountain top.”
“No, eventually he will learn to scale the mountains, He will find it.” God said.
“Let’s take it down to the very deepest part of the ocean.”
“No, don’t hide it in the deepest part of the ocean. Eventually, man will learn how to go to the darkest, deepest part of the ocean. Don’t hide it there.”
“Well, let’s hide it on the moon, then.”
“No, eventually he’ll go to the moon and get it there.”
Finally, they all knew…all at once, exactly where to hide the truth where mankind would never look for it and that was within himself. So all of the avatars, all the great teachers, all the saints and sages of all time have said there is a place in you that is absolutely holy. There is a place in you that is absolutely pure. There is a place in you that is divine. And it is God, and the kingdom is within you.
Author: Mary Manin Morrissey