Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He is also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He has authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali's Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
Ever since humans received thinking faculty they have thought of God in one way or another.
An atheist went to a saint and said: I do not believe in God. The saint jumped with joy, exclaiming: Oh What Grace! You uttered the word 'God'.
So, even the atheists think of God even to deny him/her.
But, what is God? What is His/Her form or nature? Even though the scriptures say that He/She is indefinable, yet volumes are filled with definitions of God. Are these all speculations? Mere theories? Flights of imagination? The answer given by the wise ones is : that these descriptions of God in the scriptures, songs and hymns are attempts by the wise ones to describe what the indescribable they have experience in the kingdom of heaven within themselves.
These wise ones know that what they have experienced cannot be stated in words but (1) they are so overwhelmed by the wonder they have witnessed that its suffusion in them overflows and becomes gushing streams of words, and (2) they are moved by compassion and sympathy for those who have not seen the wonder and 'oh, how may I end their deprivation?'.
If a mother has seen something impressively beautiful she wants to show to her beloved offspring. So are the wise ones, mothers of humanity, moved by compassion towards us to inspire us to trace their footsteps to the sacred grove where they themselves have been.
One last sentence here:
Whatever descriptions are given in all the books, whatever statements have been made by theologians about God, when you actually receive even a distant glimpse of God, you find out that God is simply not quite like those verbal descriptions.
Then, what is God like?
I pray for all my friends in all my countries. May 'Silence' grant them all grace and show them His/Her visage of pure peaceful light.