Divinity within Others

Seeing the Divinity within Others

By Desmond Yeoh

Ceramic Products Manufacturer in Malaysia

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Paramhansa Yogananda said that when he wants to change a person, he will speak to the Divinity within him and inevitably he will cause a shift within them. The renowned healer and author of the book, ‘Beyond the Himalayas’, said that sometimes when healing others, he would whisper softly into the patients’ ear, “Father, you do not suffer from this illness. Do not let this person suffer from

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it”.  These simple words brought healing to many of his patients.

The ego of others is an illusion of Maya. The Divinity within all beings is the true reality. The habit of seeing the identity of others is a habit we have developed over many lifetimes. It is time that we inculcate the habit of seeing their true Divine Self.

Many times, I have thanked the Divine Mother for taking the form of my daughter and my wife, to bring joy into my life. Once, while watching my daughter play, I sent a silent prayer to the Divine Mother, “Mother, thank-you for taking such a sweet and lovely form to be with me”. She was about 5 or 6 years old at that time. Suddenly, she just turned to hug me and told me that she loved me. Surprised, I laughed and asked her what that was for. She just smiled and shrugged.

During meditation sessions with our family or friends, we could send a silent prayer to the Divine within everyone to reveal Her presence within us. Let the Divine know that our days are spent separated from Her. In the moments of silence, we hunger for Her presence and wish to feel Her existence. The prayer will always be answered but it is important that we do not have any preconceived expectation about how She will make Her presence felt.

It is easy to see the Divinity within our loved ones but what about the others who are difficult. It is even more important to look pass their ego into their Divine Self and recognize that everything happens for a reason. They are there to teach us patience. Many of the articles I write are inspired by the ‘difficult’ people and situations in my life. I pray for enlightenment and the Divine is sending me the help in the form of difficult persons and difficult situations.

If someone is mean to us, we can mentally speak directly to the Divinity within him. We could silently pray, “Divine Father, please be kind to me through this person. I see only You”. We are like a child laughing and telling the Divine, “Father, I know it is you wearing that scary mask. You can take it off now!”. And oh yes, remember to send the difficult person love by praying that he have happiness and be free from suffering. This is the best way to thank him for teaching us patience and waking you up from our long slumber. It is always easier to play the role of the hero that the villain!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. balachandran
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 18:20:42

    Its painful to see difficult the ego. All i can see is my own ego; how difficult I have been to my loved ones. With the practises taught by RUDRA; nourishing the chakras,cleansing it, and all of a sudden the ego is gone. The ‘I’-ness is gone and you are left with the spirit; expand this, feel it covering the whole of your exiistence,then it turns into love. When you have only loving thoughts,children will say papa I love you so much, and when this happens,what else do you want? PRAMAHAMSA YOGANANDA has mentioned that ‘something else’, what is that ‘something else’? Its the Father within you…thats the ‘something else’.


  2. koh seow pen
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 15:03:31

    Thanks for this wonderful awakening just by reading this article. It softens my heart and I love the prayers. I copied it down in my journal will use it in my prayers.
    Awesome !


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