Why Can’t We See God?

If there is a god and is everywhere, in everything, why can’t we see it? I am sure this is the question everyone of us have.

One of the best answer to this question is given in Shvetashvatara Upanishad.

सर्वव्यापिनमात्मानं क्षीरे सर्पिरिवार्पितम् । आत्मविद्यातपोमूलं तद्ब्रह्मोपनिषत् परम् ॥ (1.16)

Can we spot butter in milk? No right.. But, it’s there, even though we don’t see it, correct?

Just like butter is there in every drop of the milk, Brahman (God) is present in every single particle of this universe.

And just like, getting ‘butter from milk’ involves following a ‘prescribed procedure’, same way, in order to ‘see the god’ in the universe, we need to follow ‘prescribed procedure’ by vedanta.

If we follow any one of the several prescribed procedures (be it Bhakti, Dnyan, Dhyan, Karma or any other method), I am sure, we will see the god, there is no doubt about it.

So, to answer the question, we can’t see the god (or Brahman), because we are not following the given procedure, that’s about it.. It’s all right there..