What is the difference between Calmness and Divinity?
Message from Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda
Until and unless you get calmness, you cannot get divinity. So calmness and divinity are one. You are to get calmness. You will have to do some work, and from the work you will get some knowledge. When you have become educated, then you can work in the office; the result of your knowledge is money, which is your livelihood. Then you will get peace of mind, bliss and joy.
By practising Kriya Yoga, you are getting knowledge, super-consciousness, and super-sensation in your body. That sensation will give you great peace and calmness. Until and unless you are getting perception of God, conception of God, realisation of God — you cannot get peace of mind and feel your divinity.
You should get super-consciousness, that is, divine light, divine sound, and divine vibration in your whole body. By getting the taste of it you can perceive that He is taking inhalation through your nose. Then you will get extreme peace and calmness and become divine.
That inhalation is the most fundamental teaching of all religions.
When you get this perception, you will feel indebtedness to God and extreme love for Him.
(This article is an excerpt from "Prashnottari with Paramahamsa Hariharananda" from Sthita Prajna, Volume 7, Issue 4, October 2006)