By Nayaswami Narayan
December 11, 2018
When I was in high school, one of my favorite subjects was geometry. Why? I loved proofs. I enjoyed getting to back into the answer from a set of variables and proving without the shadow of a doubt. It was crystal clarity. You state what you’re going to prove and then you prove it!
Now I’m working on another proof. This proof is much harder than the ones I encountered in high school. It states, “You are a divine being. You are infinite. Now, prove it.” And yet my set of variables don’t seem to be divine at all. I’m given a body, the five senses, and something called “Euclid’s Proof.”
How can I prove I’m divine? Infinite? It seems impossible. This body seems like a nickname for Sacramento, a sack-a-potatoes! How can I be divine? “I’m only human,” one part of me answers in doubt. But a whisper says, “You’re not yet fully human…try Euclid’s Proof.”
What is Euclid’s Proof? In geometry, it is known as “The Proof of Infinite Primes.” Euclid proved there is an infinite set of prime numbers.
Our infinite proving power is located at the spiritual eye, the point midway between the eyebrows. This power encourages us to meditate. Through meditation we awaken our superconscious center and get a glimpse of our Infinite Self.
From human eyes it seems impossible. As the Bible says, “No man hath seen God.” Yet, divine vision is, as Paramhansa Yogananda said, “Center everywhere circumference nowhere.”
So I’m working on this proof by backing into the bliss of my being through meditation. Try it with me! Here’s how it works:
- First, you say, “I am a Divine Being.”
- Then you hear mocking laughter and sarcastic remarks from your subconscious saying, “Yeah, right! No, you’re not.”
- Then you light the fire of meditation and those same naysayers become your fuel for proving your divinity. As Paramhansa Yogananda said in his metaphysical poem, Samadhi:
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
I swallowed, transmuted all
Into a vast ocean of blood of my own one Being!
- Rinse and repeat. Cleanse your consciousness until you know in body, mind and soul, “I am a Divine Being. I and my Father are one.”
So, why not back into the bliss of your own being! It’s better than solving high school problems. With this one proof solved, you can solve all others. You’ll realize that you are one of those infinite primes in Euclid’s Proof which echoes throughout eternity, “I am a Divine Being. I am Infinite.”