According to an old Hindu legend, long ago there was a time when all beings on earth were GODS but they started to wrongly use their divinity.
So, Brahma (the Creator) decided to take away divinity from all beings and hide it somewhere they could never find it. So Brahma called the council of Gods to help him decide of a place to hide this divinity.
Some suggested, “Let’s bury it deep inside the earth”. To this Brahma answered, “No, humans will dig into earth and find it.
Some Gods suggested, “Let’s sink it deep in the ocean.” Again Brahma said,”No, human will learn to dive into ocean and will find it.”
After thinking a while some suggested, “Let’s hide at the top of mountain.” Again Brahma replied, “Humans will eventually climb up mountain and take up their divinity.”
Then all Gods gave up and said, “It seems like there is no place on earth to hide divinity where human beings will eventually not reach.”
Brahman thought for long time and said, “We will hide their divinity deep into the center of their own being. Humans will search for it here and there but they won’t look for divinity inside their true self.”
All Gods agreed that this was the best place for hiding divinity and the deed was done. Since then humans have been going up and down, digging, climbing, diving, exploring and searching for something which lies within themselves.
Divinity lies within us. We just need to look into our hearts and find Inner peace.
- Author Unknown -