Question: Is there a difference between man and God?

Sri Chinmoy: No Today's imperfect and unfulfilled man is tomorrow's perfect and fulfilled God. God and Man are eternally one. God needs man to manifest Himself; man needs God to realise his true Self.

You have a soul, I have a soul, the Christ had a soul. The soul is consciously one with God. On the strength of his highest realisation, the Christ said: "I and my Father are one." How can anyone dare to say differently? In India we say "Tat twam asi:" "That thou art" and "Soham Brahman." "I am the Brahman."

There is no yawning gulf between man and God. Through his aspiration and meditation, Man can become conscious of his oneness with God.