God is without form. If we should
conceive of Him as large, He is infinitely
large, and if we should conceive of Him
as small, He is infinitely small.
Does God really exist? Can God be
felt as more real than the pain that makes
you say “ouch” when someone pinches
you, or more real than the experience of
eating when you are hungry? This is the
question. When we know that God truly
exists, all problems will be solved.
We have a mind. The mind is invisible
and may not appear to exist; yet it
exists. Does it exist in the head, or in
the heart? Mind exists throughout your
body, with not even one cell within your
body where it is not present. The same is
true for God. Because this world is like
His body, He is present everywhere in
You cannot see God. Can you see
energy? Since God is the original body
of energy, you cannot see God even in
the spirit world.
The wise, all-knowing, and omnipotent
God thought that it was most convenient
to rule as an incorporeal being
who could move around freely in the
midst of things.
Since God has no form, He can pass
through things at will without any
problem. God may come to your body
and pass through it, but you would not
notice. When you doze off, God may
walk on your body as He pleases without
you noticing. How convenient! So
it is plausible to say that God chose to
remain invisible because He thought
that it would be most convenient.
We are normally unaware of the air
around us. The air is there, but we do not
feel it. If we unaware of the air circulating
around us, how can we be aware of
It is most convenient for God to
remain invisible. At the same time, He
has to be more than big enough to wrap
around this huge universe. Although
God is without form, He requires a mind
that is bigger than this universe.
Do all of you here have love? Do you
have life? You all have sperm or ova to
continue your lineage, don’t you? Do
you also have a conscience? Then, have
you ever seen love? Have you seen life,
lineage or conscience? Although you
know they exist, you can neither touch
nor see them. You can know about them
only by feeling them through your mind
and heart. Likewise, when you are asked
whether God exists, or whether you have
seen Him, you cannot say that you have
not seen Him.
When God is in your heart, your
heart knows it. When God is in your
heart, you can break through the protective
walls and communicate with the
saints who died thousands of years ago.
You can do this when the eternal God
comes into your heart. You cannot capture
eternity through time; time exists
within eternity. That is why even though
we cannot see God, our hearts know
How does God love? This is a difficult
question to answer, isn’t it? Since God is
without form, He can go anywhere –
inside a lady’s eyes, inside her heart... He
can go everywhere. There is nowhere He
cannot go. Then, where does God live?
Where is His home? God’s home is in
the middle of our heart. God’s masculine
heart lives in the heart of man, and
God’s feminine heart lives in the heart
Suppose that God, who is omnipotent,
all-knowing, and controls all of
heaven and earth, were here. With His
power, He could blow away Mt. Taebek
and put a hole through the earth. Do you
think you could survive watching such
So it is good that God is invisible. If
He were visible, your nerves would tremble
and you could not survive for even
one hour. So you should be grateful that
God is invisible. This is not a laughing
matter. What I have told you now comes
from my own poignant experiences. It
is an account from my own experiences,
not those of others.
What if God decided to remove all
the air in the world, leaving only one
gallon? It would be a naughty method,
but if God did that, world unification
would be no problem. Perhaps He
would be able to do it in five minutes.
If God took away all the air and asked,
“Will you unify or not?,” all humankind
would shout in unison, “We will!”
God could unite the world in an instant
using this method, but we are thankful
that God does not do that with the air.
Without air we cannot live. Air is absolutely
necessary for life. Yet people gulp
air like thieves without feeling grateful
If God, the great Master of heaven
and earth, were visible to human eyes,
wouldn’t people fight each other to capture
God? There would be no way to
stop the battle. So it is good that God is
invisible. America and the Soviet Union
would fight, each claiming God as theirs.
They would. Who would be able to stop
invisible lest such fights break out. To
wish that God were visible is foolish. It
is better that He is not.
This universe is veiled in mystery.
This great universe is some 21 billion
light years across. One light year is the
distance light travels in a year. Light can
circle the earth seven and a half times
in one second, so you can begin to conceive
of how far light travels in a year.
Then, how large must the Master be who
can rule this huge universe? If God had a
body, how tall would He be? If God is as
large as we say He is, would He be able
to drag His cumbersome body around?
How inconvenient it would be if He had
to lumber about like that! Every time
He moved the universe would fall over
in surprise. God is a wise being. This is
why He decided to be an invisible Lord.
Have you ever thought about God’s
weight? How heavy do you think He is?
How many kilograms does He weigh?
Perhaps billions of tons? If He were that
heavy, He would have a big problem trying
to move around. But it is ideal for
God that He is incorporeal. Even if you
carry Him inside your wallet, you will
not feel any weight.
Since He has no form, He can even go
in and out through the eye of the smallest
needle. In other words, He can move
around at will. Being infinitely large yet
also infinitely small, He is free to move
around anywhere in the universe.
If you have something you consider
most precious, you will want to carry
it with you at all times. You will not
want to be separated from it even for a
moment. Then if God, the greatest treasure
of them all, was in your possession,
where would you like to attend Him? Is
there a store room where you can store
Him securely, where you can attend
Him? That place is none other than your
heart and mind. The human heart and
mind form the store room where God
can be safely attended.
Since God is without form, the conclusion
is that He should give more
importance to beings with form than
He does to Himself. Only then will
things begin to turn. Conversely, human
beings should value their invisible mind
and God more than their bodies.
(from the Cheon Seong Gyeong)