Q&A: Eventually, when we realise God, will all these things drop off?
Eventually, when we realise God, will all these things drop off?
When we become expert in our aspiration-life, then no outer form will remain. We will become one with the Formless. But in the beginning, it is necessary to approach God through form. In the beginning, a child reads aloud. He has to convince his parents, he has to convince himself, that he is reading the words. If he does not read aloud, he feels that he is not reading at all. But when the child becomes adept, he reads in silence. By then, he and his parents know that he can really read, so the outer form can drop away. But these outer forms are of paramount importance during the seeker's preliminary stages. Eventually they will go, when they are no longer necessary.