" In the Greater Community, God is Knowledge.
In the Greater Community, God is experience. In the Greater
Community,God is the communication ofprofound insight and recog-
nition from one to another, permeating all manifest life. This comes
into being in the realm ofyour experience.
God seems like different things to different people and to different
races of beings in the Greater Community,but the essential experience
that ignites the desire for God, the awareness of God and the relation-
ship with God is the same everywhere. This religious impulse, the
impulse towards union with God,is universal.Though it seems remark-
ably absent in some cultures and aberrantly expressed in others, the
impulse is the same. What God is must be expressed in terms of your
range of experience and your capacity for experience. In the Greater
Community, God is so total and complete that any deﬁnition would
always falter and fail.
Therefore, let us say that God is the experience of total relation-
ship. You can experience this for a moment here and there and for
longer periods should you prepare in The Way ofKnowledge.This is an
experience which can both be translated from one world to another and
shared and demonstrated from one being to another, bypassing and
transcending all divergences of race, culture, temperament and envi-
ronment. This is God. God for you is God in action. God for you is an
experience that is unlike any other experience in life,yet this experience
gives meaning to all ofyour other experiences.
In the Greater Community, God is complete. In your world, God
is a God ofyour world,a God ofyour race,a God ofyour history,a God
of your temperament, a God of your fears and aspirations, a God of
your great heroes,a God ofyour great tragedies,a God that is related to
your tribe and your time. But in the Greater Community, God is so
much greater,so complete—beyond the deﬁnitions ofany race,beyond
the history of any race,beyond the temperament,fears and aspirations
ofany race,beyond the grasp ofany individual or collective philosophy.
And yet,you ﬁnd God in a pure impulse,in a timeless moment ofrecog-
nition, in the desire to act beyond the sphere of your own personal
interests and motives, in the recognition of another, in the motive to
give, in the inexplicable experience of afﬁnity. These are translatable.
This is God in action.For you,this is God."