Paul Veliyathil
2 min readJul 10, 2022

If you are disinterested in engaging in the exasperating task of studying the 32,000 plus verses of the Bible, or the 6,236 verses of the Quran, or the 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita or you just want to dismiss them all, a heavenly life is still available to you on Earth.

Just read the first volume of divine revelation which is Nature.

If you have time and if you are religiously inclined, read the second volume which is Scripture.

All you have to do is notice, recognize, appreciate, and marvel at the majesty and magnificence of the Universe.

Deepak Chopra says that “all around us lie infinite worlds separated only by thinnest veils.”

He recounts a story that has fascinated me immensely and helped me in the unveiling of the curtains that separated me from my Creator.

In a remote town lived a gifted sculptor. His works decorated the town’s streets and parks, and everyone agreed that his work was extremely beautiful. But the artist was reclusive and remained out of sight. In fact, none of the townspeople had met him. The sculptures had just appeared, as if on their own

Then an old man stepped forward and said he had met the sculptor.

How did you manage that? asked the people.

I stood before these wonderful works of art and kept admiring them. The more I gazed, the more I saw. There was intricacy and subtlety beyond anything I had ever seen. I couldn’t stop marveling. Somehow the sculptor must have become aware of my rapture, for to my astonishment, he appeared by my side.

I said: Why did you pick me to show yourself to, when no one else has found you, no matter how hard they searched?

He said: No creator can resist appearing when his work is loved as intensely as you love mine.

About the all-pervasive presence of God, the Bhagavad Gita says:

‘This entire Universe is pervaded by Me, the unmanifest Brahman. All beings depend on Me. I am the origin, the seed of all beings. There is nothing, animate or inanimate, that is not pervaded by Me. I’m found in all of creation. I’m inside and outside all that exists.”

Years later Apostle Paul would proclaim to the Greeks:

“He is not far from any of us, for in Him we live, move and have our being.”

In the Book of Revelation when Christ speaks: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End,” he is confirming the omnipresence of the Divine for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

(from Cosmic Kindergarten: Earthly Lessons for a Heavenly Life)



Paul Veliyathil

I am a citizen of India by birth, a citizen of the united states by choice and a citizen of the world at heart.