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GOD
CONSCIOUSNESS
(for Younger Souls)
by
Dr. Parashkev Stoichev2
CONTENTS
pp.
1. In the beginning........................................................................................................................ 3
2. Who is God? ........................................................................................................................... 3
3.The Word of God ..................................................................................................................... 4
4. Creation of the universes.......................................................................................................... 5
5. A touch.................................................................................................................................... 6
6. Back to God ............................................................................................................................ 7
7. How to go back to God ........................................................................................................... 8
8. A look ................................................................................................................................... 10
9. The normal human being......................................................................................................... 11
10. The one human nation........................................................................................................... 12
11. A call................................................................................................................................... 12
FOREWORD
This booklet was born out of the real “God consciousness” book. In a simpler way it tells the
same thing - the Truth of God.
Also, it is an integral part of a system for moral and spiritual education: the “God consciousness”
Project. ( See the “God Prophecy” book. )3
IN THE BEGINNING
There was no beginning. There was only God; and the Kingdom of God; and the Light of God.
And then God breathed out again. And once more, out of His breath the universe was born. And the
universe took the forms of God’s Kingdom. And the universe started to go in circles. The stars started to go
in circles. The planets started to circle around the stars. Life started its circle on the planets. And the lands
abounded with flowers - colorful and tender; and with trees - branchy and rustling. And other living creatures
multiplied - creeping, running, flying. And the nature, too, was breathing now.
And God looked at these manifestations of Himself; and He was pleasured.
And only then God decided to show His real image to this world. He created a human. He created
human in His own image. And He put into human’s heart His own heart. And let him live.
And God commanded human to rule over the world just like God rules over His Kingdom.
And God created a magnificent garden to house the human. And God populated the garden with multitudes
of playful animals, so that they may pleasure the eye of human; and filled up the garden with sweet bird songs,
so as to pleasure the ear of human; and gave the human other humans, so that they might pleasure each other
throughout the long human days and nights.
And God looked at these manifestations of Himself; and He was pleasured.
And only then God chose to plant a mighty tree amidst the delightful garden. And He adorned this tree
with tempting fruit. And God said to the human, “Of every tree in this garden you may eat, but of this tree you
shall not eat! For, you will lose the knowledge of Who I am...”
But God already knew human will eat of the fruit.
And God turned and went away; and He remained hidden for the human.
WHO IS GOD ?
God is One.There are no other gods but Him.God is One and Only.He has created everything out of
Himself.
Everything in existence is created by God. God is everything. God is each and all. All is God.
Everything in existence is just a manifestation of God. Each thing is just the face of God.Every little
flower, every little creature, stars and seas, winds and mountains, pebbles and pets, every human being is a
face, a manifestation of God. God is in everything. Eternally.
God is eternal. God existed before everything, God has never stopped existing. God will exist forever.4
God has never stopped creating. His might has no limits. He is all the Power and Energy. Everywhere.God
can do everything. God does everything beautifully.
God is the most Beautiful, the most Charming, the most Exciting. Everything that is beautiful is an evidence
of God. Everything that is created by God is beautiful. One day each of us is to see the Beauty of God.
God created everything through Love. God loves each and all of His creations. Limitlessly and eternally.He
loves us like a parent who is in a pure love with his children.God is the whole Love. God is wholly Love.
God is endlessly Patient and Compassionate. God could forgive all. God could forgive everyone. But He
is the most skillful teacher. He gives us punishment to give us knowledge.
God is the Guardian of everything. God is the Defender of everyone.God cares for each his Creature.He
cares for us like a loving parent cares for his beloved kids.
God knows all. All that has been and all that is to be.God knows each His creature completely.
God is endlessly Intelligent. God is the whole knowledge. Out of God every knowledge comes. He gives
us knowledge like a wise teacher who gives advice to his clever but absent-minded pupils.
God gives us all. All we have is given by God - the earth we walk, the air we breathe, the sea we adore,
our mom, dad, brother, friend, beloved dog or flower. God has created all these. And He gave them to us to
give us joy and delight.
God is the source of endless delights. Every our pleasure is a present from God. God is the whole
Pleasure. God is the whole Bliss. God is wholly Blissful. God is always in Bliss. God is in a constant Bliss.
One day each of us will behold the Bliss of God; and will be let into It. Forever.
God needs us near. God wants us to come to Him.This is why He constantly leads us and advises us. He
constantly waits for us. He awaits His beloveds. And our meeting Him will be a great Joy. This is the real
Happiness.
THE WORD OF GOD
God tells about Himself through the Word He gives to us.
In the Old Testament ( a holy book of the Jews, Christians and Muslims ) God describes Himself
as:
“I am the Beginning and the End, I am the First and the Last. I am the Lord of everything, I am
the Almighty. I am the Everlasting. I am your Lord God Who loves all, Who is merciful and patient,
kind and true. I gave you my Spirit and life, I gave you wisdom and reason, knowledge and every
skill.”
In the New Testament (the holy book of Christians) God tells about Himself:
“I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. I am the Light of the world. I am the Good Shepherd.
I am the Gate and those who enter It shall be saved and will find comfort. Those who believe in5
Me have everlasting life. I am the bread of life and those who come to Me will never be hungry. You
are into Me and I am into you.”
In the Koran ( the holy book of the Muslims ) the archangel Gabriel tells the prophet
Mohammed:
“Say: God is One God ; the eternal God. He gives no birth, He is not born and there is no one
alike Him.”
In Bhagavad Gita ( the holy book of the Vedic religion ) God says about Himself:
“I am the seed that gives birth to everything in existence. I am the power of life. I am the beginning,
the middle and the end of all things. I am the Spirit Who is in the hearts of all creatures. I am the time.
My manifestations are limitless. All beauty comes out of My Magnificence. I pervade and sustain the
whole universe. I am the supreme rule and Ruler of all.”
CREATION OF THE UNIVERSES
God has created everything. Everything in existence is created by God.
This Creation God disposes on three levels: Higher, Middle and Lower.
On the Higher level is the universe of the Bliss of God. Here live God Himself along with
those who really love Him: His sincere devotees. Here, amid magnificent gardens and ponds,
seas and skies, palaces and open fields dwell most beautiful creatures. Love reigns amongst them
and an everlasting happiness. Charmed they are by their Beloved: God. And they adore Him
ceaselessly and give Him their love in myriads of ways. And God gives to each and everyone of
them His love, filling their hearts with an endless sweetness and joy. Free they float across this
universe of Bliss and everywhere they find the Delights of God, the Love of God. Here everyone
is completely surrendered, completely devoted to God.
This universe is called by Christians “Paradise” or “God’s Kingdom in Heaven”, the Jews call it
“Gan Eden”, the Vedic religion: “Vaykhunta”.
Now, on the Middle level is situated the universe of the Light of God. This is the entrance
and the anteroom to the universe of God’s Bliss, to the Higher level of Creation. Through
this Entrance of Light only those might pass who love God with pure hearts. Through this
Light here everyone is purified of all one’s limitations and fears, all pain and suffering, hatred
and vice.6
This is why Christians call this universe “Purgatory”, Jews call it “the River of Light”, Muslims
call it “the Bridge of Sirat”, the Vedas call it “Brahmajiyoti”, Buddhists call it “Nirvana”.
And on the Lower level is our universe. Here God has situated our solar system, our planet Earth.
To this Earth He gave skies and seas, continents and mountains, rivers and woods. And He filled
them with countless species of plants and animals. Here God has created the human being. God
created human in God’s own image.And He gave human a physical body and gave it life.
Into this body lives everyone of us here, into it everyone of us lives through the hardships of life.
We go to school, we go to work, we create a family, we create children, we build our home, we build
our career. We live in this world - sometimes better, sometimes not - slowly we grow older and then,
one day, the death of the physical body comes. In death we undress this physical body like worn-out
old clothes and then our soul - a much finer body of ours - sets off into the beyond.
And there, into this beyond, we realize that we are still quite alive in a quite real world around us.
We realize our life has never stopped, will never stop. And death was just a passage from the place
we call “Earth” to the place we call “Beyond”. And in the “Beyond” our voyage continues.Back to
our Creator.
A TOUCH
Once upon a time there lived a man. A simple man. A man like any man.
And one night, like every night, the man lay down in his bed and blew out his candle. And he closed his
eyes and started to revolve in his mind again the day that was gone and the day that was to come. And like
every night, soon tiredness overpowered thoughts. And the gates of sleep began to slowly open before the
eyes of his consciousness...
But then, all of a sudden, from behind these gates a powerful voice came. And the voice said, “Your time
has come. Enter!” And the gates stood wide open and a mighty light came forth and consumed everything
around, everything that existed.
And the little man said to himself, “So this is how sudden death was!”
And the soul of the man soared up into the Light; abandoning his body down there in the cold bed, by the
dead candle. And the soul sailed across the Light.
And the soul sailed for a long time. But the Light was all void. And soon the lonely soul thought, “How
wish I had someone to just touch!”
And then, at once, from within the Light, as if out of an effulgent mist shapes began appearing. The
shapes of tall trees surrounding a vast meadow. And at the far end of the meadow there was a great7
palace. And now the shapes became real and bright; and radiating light. And the soul saw the meadow
to become colored by countless shining flowers, and the trees - by myriads of sparkling blossoms, and
the skies - by motley flocks of birds and clouds. And here the soul became aware of other souls -
countless, too, and noisy and spirited. And their luminous faces were all turned to the palace. And
before the palace there stood a throne. And on it the soul beheld the Seated on the throne.
And the soul heard some of the creatures here to chant His holy name. And the soul heard others to
glorify the holy Bliss of Him. And the soul saw some of them to dance before Him, enchanted by joy; and saw
others fall before Him struck down by adoration; and saw some rise up into the skies, floating on their wings
of happiness; and saw others to just sit, and cry.
And the soul, too, realized its Love for Him; and cried. And the soul cried for a long time. Until its eyes
became pure and bright. And the soul looked through these eyes at the Seated on the throne. And He looked
back and smiled with delight.
And only then the Seated stood up and came close and knelt before the newly arrived soul; and bowed
and touched soul’s feet with forehead; and washed these feet and wiped them dry with the neat dress of His
own; and touched soul’s hands and kissed them...
And the soul only whispered, “I found you!”
BACK TO GOD
We said: Everyone of us is a part of God, we are inseparable from God, we are one WHOLE with
God. We are One with God.
But alas, God had sent us here: on the Lower level of Creation. And here each of us feels separated
from God, severed from His Blissful Kingdom. This is the reason why each of us suffers and is slowly filled
up with the painful yearning to return to God, to be again One with God in his universe of Bliss, Love and
Happiness. And this passionate yearning makes us start on our way back to God. We start on the Path to
God.
What is this Path?
This Path begins on the Lower level where we are at present. Then, the Path goes through all the
stages of life and death and, sooner or later, comes to the Middle level of God’s Creation. On this level, as
we said, our soul is purified of all fear and vice, the soul is liberated from all pain and suffering. And so, it
is ready to enter the Higher level of Creation : the universe of God’s Bliss. And there, at last, our soul meets
God. And engulfed into His shoreless Love the soul stays forever with Him, the soul becomes forever One
with Him.8
This is the Path to God.
This Path, though, could be walked only by those who deserve. Those who do not deserve to walk It
stay on in the Lower level and go on studying and suffering.
Who are those who deserve and those who do not deserve to come back to God?
The one who deserves is everyone of us who does Good and thinks Good. Everyone who is Good in
one’s heart and does Good to the other people may walk the Path to God.
But what is Good?
Good is every our act and thought which helps us desire God and helps us come closer to God. And
Good is every our act and thought which helps others desire God and helps them come closer to God.
And when our Goodness takes us closer enough, God opens to us and lets us into His Blissful Kingdom.
But now, who are those that do not deserve this Bliss?
The one who does NOT deserve to return to God is everyone of us who does evil and thinks evil.
Everyone of us who is evil in one’s heart and does evil to others may not walk the Path to God.
What is evil?
Evil is every our act and thought which impedes us from desiring God and from coming closer to
God. And evil is every our act and thought which impedes others from desiring God and coming
closer to God.
Those of us who are evil stay on here: in the Lower level of Creation. And after death we go to the
lower levels of the “Beyond”, as well. There, the same evil creatures like us make us pay all our evil acts
and thoughts by ceaselessly torturing us, by giving us all the evil they are able to.
These are the lower levels of Beyond which Christians name “Hell” or “the kingdom of demons”,
Jews call them “Gehenna”, Muslims: “Jehanama”.
This is where everyone of us stays until one pays off one’s evil deeds and thoughts, until one is purified
of all evil.
And only then one could be Good and start walking towards the highest level of Goodness: the
Blissful Kingdom of God.
HOW TO GO BACK TO GOD ?
For everyone who decides to walk the Path to God there are aids ,which help us in our coming back
home, back to God. God wants us home and this is why He created those aids for us.
What are they?
We already know the first aid: Goodness. Only one who does Good and thinks Good could start9
walking the Path to God.
The second aid is the Prayer. Only through Prayer we could talk to God into our hearts and tell Him all
our pain or all our passion to come to Him. Through Prayer we ask God to help us return to Him into His
Blissful Kingdom.Through Prayer we open to God into our heart and mind.
“Use these simple and easy aids: Goodness and Prayer,” says God, “and you will surely come back to
Me.”
“Well, but what exactly Goodness and Prayer mean?” we shall ask. “What exactly do we have to do to
be Good? How exactly we have to Pray?”
To answer these questions God has created for us all the religions, all the religious books and the religious
servants: the priests. And they will give us these answers. They will give us the guidance on our way back
home, back to God.
For example, this is what we have to do to be Good, according to the Old Testament:
“Have no other gods but the only true God, our Lord. Do not bow down to idols or serve them. Honor
your mother and father. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not commit adultery.Do not lie. Do not covet your
neighbor’s property. Help your neighbor. Do not put your hand with the wicked. Do not follow a crowd to do
evil. Do not take bribe. Aid the poor and those in need...”
And in the New Testament the Goodness is described as:
“God is Love. So, love God as yourself. Love each other as God loves each of you. Do good
even to those who hate you. Pray even for those who hurt you. Do to others what you want them do
to you. Forgive your neighbor. Blessed are the merciful and kind, blessed are the peacemakers, the
hungry for truth, the pure in their hearts, because they are to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And when
you do good do it for God, our Lord, and not only to be praised by the people around ...”
In the Koran, also, God tells us what is Good:
“Believe only in the One God, the true God. Do all for God, and not for yourself only. Pray to God at
least five times a day. Give your riches as alms to the poor. Honor your guest and the stranger and the
foreigner. Be merciful to the weak.Do not gamble. Do not drink alcohol...”
And in the Vedas God advises us how to be Good :
“One has to devote every one’s act and thought to God. One has to first offer to God all that one
possesses. Often read the holy books and listen to the advice of holy men and women. Be friend with those
who need God and Good, and not with those who want evil. Do not take narcotic substances, such as drugs,
alcohol, cigarettes, not-prescribed medicines. No accidental sexual relations...”
And now, here is how God offers us to Pray in the different religions :
Christians pray:
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Amen.”
Muslims pray :
“Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds.10
 Praise to Him the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
 the King of the day of Judgment!
 It is You we worship, You we beg for help.
 Guide us on the right Path,
 the Path of those to whom You are kindly disposed
 and not of those with whom You are wrathful, and of those who stray.”
In the Vedic and Buddhist religions prayers are used called “mantras” which have to be repeated ceaselessly
in order to purify one’s mind of all evil. The most popular Vedic mantra is “Hare Krishna”.
So, this is how - according to the religion we follow - we have to do Goodness and Prayer in our
everyday life. This is how God wants us to walk His Path. This is how God advises us to live our life here. This
is how God offers us to be NORMAL human beings.
And this is how only, He will meet us back.
A LOOK
Once upon a time there was a man. And he was so handsome that everybody felt pleasure looking at
him. But he was so proud of himself, that he never looked at anybody.
And in the same village a young woman lived. She was not beautiful, she was not ugly, she was just in
love with the handsome man. And as days went on and on, her love grew deeper and deeper. And one day,
she gathered all the courage she could find in herself and went to meet him.
And she met him in front of his house. And she stood before him and looked into his eyes. And she said
simply, “I love you!”
But the handsome man did not look up. He just laughed and joked, “Do you deserve to love a beautiful
god like me!”
“Only love can make you God,” she replied, her eyes still bright. But still blind he was.
And not even looking at the woman, the handsome man entered his house. And he left the lover outside.
And he went on living his proud private life.
And days went on passing by, and months and years passed by and passed by. But one day, suddenly,
as if coming out of a dream, the once-handsome man found out he was a no-more-handsome old man now.
His skin was thin and wrinkled, his hair was thin and white, his hands were tired and wavering. And he was as
lonesome as an old man could be.
He was forgotten by everybody.
And, as he felt his pride come out of him and fly away, a memory appeared in his mind. And the memory
was strangely sweet and touching. And, as if following this memory, the old man went out of his house and11
stood there and looked around, his heart strongly hoping for something. For someone.
And yes! She was there, waiting - the woman whose love he had rejected once. And she was still young
and tender. And a caressing smile was once more on her lips.
Now at last the lonesome man did look into her eyes. And he looked with thirst, and looked, and
looked. And soon he felt he was being engulfed into these eyes. And he felt entering a large limitless space.
And in this space he saw all the planets and all the stars and all the cosmic winds of Universe. And the whole
of Earth was here and all its lands and all its oceans and all its living things and cities. ..
And he saw that, in here, they all shone with a pure peaceful light.
And in this light they all became One.
THE NORMAL HUMAN BEING
What is a normal human being ?
The normal human knows that if one follows the Rules and Laws of God one will follow the Path to
God. But the normal human knows, also, that by obeying those Laws one could live well even here on
the Lower level of Creation. These Laws God gave us for our convenience.
In fact, the Laws of God are the laws of our society, too. We live within this our society because we
obey its laws. Our laws tell us not to kill, not to steal, not to lie, not to destroy our neighbor’s property,
not to take bribe, not to oppress other people. All these wrong acts are called crimes. The laws forbid
crime in order to help us live calmly, securely and freely. To live normally.
This is why, everyone who follows these laws is a normal human being. The normal human understands
that if one breaks the laws one breaks one’s own interests, security, calm and freedom. Because, anyone
who kills could easily be killed, too. Anyone who robs could easily be robbed by one’s robber-comrades.
Anyone who lies and gives false evidence soon earns enemies who might be even more skillful in lying.
Anyone who destroys or steals other’s property will, before long, be taken to prison, where one will
have to pay back all one’s crimes, and will receive in return nothing but suffering.Crime gives only
suffering. Who gives evil receives evil only.
This is why the normal human restrains from committing crime.
But if one is committed to Goodness only, one knows that this helps oneself live a normal life:
calmly, securely and freely. Who gives Good is given Good back. The Good one is usually loved by
everybody around and could usually count on everybody’s help and advice. This is why the Good one is
usually successful in life. And a successful one is even more loved and helped to by everybody. Because,
everybody knows that the good one will surely return back these love, help and advice.
And indeed, the Good one helps everybody, respects everyone, has an understanding and compassion12
for every soul. The Good one works along with everybody for the common good. And this is how all
Good and Normal people build up and sustain a one whole society. This is how all normal societies are
built up. The societies of security, peace, freedom, justice, prosperity and common wealth.
And these normal societies, in their turn, build up a one whole normal human society on our planet.
THE ONE HUMAN NATION
We already know: God is One, and only His manifestations are different. This is why different people give Him
different names and different faces. The Truth of God is also One. But in the different ages God had offered It in
different ways to the different people. This is how different religions were born.
The normal human knows these facts and respects one’s own religion, respects the religions of others around,
the religions of all people all over the world. The normal human knows that:
“Just like myself everyone else is a child of the One God. And so, everyone is my brother or sister. We are one
whole family. My family.”
In this family, God has created every individual to be different. Everyone of us has one’s own individual specific
character and appearance, face and eyes, fate and life, specific way of living, specific way of thinking, specific way
of loving and doing good. To each and everyone of us God has given the right and duty to live in one’s own way.
But the evil and ignorant one knows not these simple facts. The ignorant one thinks everyone who is different
is an enemy. And this is why people hate and fight each other. They are ignorant of the clear truth that we all are
children of One Father: God. We are one family. We are one whole human nation.
But the Good and Normal human knows the Truth of God and respects and protects the rights and the duties
of each and every individual, of the whole society, of the whole humanity. Regardless of all differences. Because, the
Normal human knows: In all differences we are One.
A CALL
Once upon a time there was a village. At the side of the village there was a placid lake; across it
fishermen sailed at sunrise. At the other side of the village green-grass meadows lay; along them herdsmen13
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drove their herds. At the third side of the village a mighty mountain stood; in its woods hunters chased their
prey; in its caves hermits chased Truth in their prayers. And at the fourth side there began a great desert;
across it tradesmen led their caravans.
This was how the village lived.
And this was how time passed by.
But one day, while everybody was busy living their everyday lives, over the village a sweet music rose
and floated across the clear skies. And everybody looked up and listened.
The music was so peaceful, so profound that, soon, everybody abandoned everything; and went to seek
the source of this music.
And when they arrived at the centre of the village they realized the music was coming out of the humble
temple there. The temple was small and somewhat untended, but now the villagers could see it shine from
within.
And all the villagers went into the temple.
The fishermen went in, forgetting about their nets. The herdsmen went in, forgetting about their herds.
The tradesmen went in, forgetting about their trade. The hunters went in, forgetting about their prey. Even the
hermits went in, forgetful of their seclusion.
And strangely enough, the temple took them all in.
And more people came, and more...
And in there, they saw something they had never seen before. At the centre of the temple a beautiful
youth was sitting. And out of his body a mighty light was radiating. And on the beams of this light the music
was coming out. And his face shone with a gentle delight; and his eyes were emanating love; and his sweet lips
were chanting a peaceful prayer.
And all that had come here just stood and stared, not knowing what to do. Some were silent, some were
whispering in awe, some were asking questions, some were trying answers. But only an insignificant girl
stepped forward and came close to the Shining One; and sat down at His feet; and looked deep into His eyes;
and started to chant in prayer, too.
And soon her eyes, also, began to emanate the rays of love; and her face shone with gentle delight; and
her body radiated the same mighty light. And on the beams of this light the same music came out of her.
And only now the Enchanting One stood up; and rose His hand.
And there, above the heads of all them here a passage of light opened. And the Compassionate One
took the girl by the hand. And the two of them soared upward into the blinding brightness.
And the two of them disappeared.
And the passage disappeared, too.
But the light did not disappear.
For, it shone in the eyes of all them called away here.
(end of the booklet)
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