He appears to you according to your feelings toward Him. If you are subtle, He is nearest to you; if you are crude, He is farthest from you. Do you feel whether the Supreme Consciousness is in India or in America? He is so near as to be in your feelings, and so far as to be in a distant country.
When you think He is here, He is nearer than here. He is so near that it is difficult to measure the distance. You go on searching for Him in the caves of the Himalayas and wander here and there, and He is nowhere. But when you attain awareness of Him, you find that He was all along with you in your search. He was seated in your heart.Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, "God is With You" in 'The Thoughts of PR Sarkar', 3rd ed. (Purulia: Ananda Marga Publications, 2005). ©2005 Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.