GOD – different connotations
Hindu and Christian – God is source of creation
Hinduism + Patanjali: God remained in the world, in the heart of people to be found
Ishvara is the master, the controller
The world is the play between the centrifugal and centripetal forces. Ishvara is the third, stabilizing force.
If I become a part of the stabilizing force -> I’m in Samadhi (Ishvara is inside and outside of me)
Science finds the order, but not the ‘WHY’.
World is the combination of electrons, protons and neutrons. All this must be first in a seed-form before it shows. Samadhi Pada I.25 talks about this: in any soul in its finest form, there is the seed of Ishvara
How to recognize Ishvara? It spreads its light and benevolence uniformly. Like the river..
We need to develop humility = Ishvara Pranidhana
When we really let go of our ego, which means, everything we know by now, we loose all our appendixes and Ishvara becomes our life jacket. When we are afraid enough, we might find Ishvara, God.
Ishvara is ultimate source of energy and has actually nothing to do with God. It has everything to do with YOU.
Soul has no gender, God has no gender.