How to Experience God
A disciple came to his Master and said, "Please show
me how can I know God." The Master said, "Come with me." And
he took him to the lake, and they both entered the water.
When they reached to a deeper part of the water, the
Master put his hands over the head of the disciple and pushed him down
into the water, and kept him there for 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50
seconds, one minute.... The disciple was down there for awhile and
thought to himself, "The air is getting bad." He really needed new
fresh air. However, since he respected his Guru tremendously, he
did not want to push off his hands and come out of the water.
He was under the water one minute ten seconds, one
minute twenty seconds, one minute thirty seconds.... The disciple was
out of breath now. He completely needed air, and he didn't want
anything else but the air. He didn't care about his Guru, any
respect, or anything else. He just wanted oxygen. He needed
air. One minute thirty seconds, forty seconds.... he couldn't
stand it anymore.
He just pushed away his teacher's hands and jumped
up, and took some deep breaths and asked his teacher, "Are you trying to
kill me? If I had stayed there any longer I would be dead, I
needed air and that is all I was thinking about and wanted!"
His Master said, "When you reach the point that you
want God over all else, as the way you were under the water, when you
wanted air more than anything else, then you might experience God.
And when you experience It just like that air you needed, then you know
He exists and He will fill you with His Spirit. It is then that
you realize you need him even more than air!"