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Smart Quote of the Day, July 31, 2016

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"If you really want to understand God, He is very easy to understand. God is the proprietor of everything. . .Unfortunately we are thinking, 'I am the proprietor.'"

Today's Smart Quote is from the Science of Self Realization, Chapter Seven, in the section entitled, "Build Your Nation on the Spiritual Platform"

If you really want to understand God, He is very easy to understand. God is the proprietor of everything. Isavasyam idam sarvam [Iso mantra 1]. Unfortunately we are thinking, "I am the proprietor." In your country, for instance, the British have sometimes claimed to be proprietors, and now you are claiming to be the proprietors—so who knows what will happen in the future? Actually no one knows who the real proprietor is. The land is there, and it is the property of God, but we are simply thinking, "I am the proprietor. I own this, and I own that." Actually, America existed before the Europeans came, but now the Americans are thinking, "We are the proprietors." Similarly, before them the Red Indians were thinking, "We are the proprietors." The fact is that no man is an actual proprietor; the proprietor is God.

"Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong." (Isopanishad Mantra 1)

This realization is wanting. Krishna claims proprietorship over all forms—including American forms, African forms, cat forms, dog forms, tree forms, etc.—for in actuality He is the proprietor and the supreme father. If we simply realize this, we attain God realization. Actually, if we realize God as prescribed in the authorized books and Vedic literatures, we will find that there will no longer be quarrels between this party and that party. Everything will be peaceful.