Question: What do you mean by players in God's Cosmic Game?

Sri Chinmoy: God is the Beloved Supreme and we are the divine lovers. The Beloved Supreme and the divine lover enjoy playing a divine Game together. This Game has neither a beginning nor an end. It is a birthless and deathless Game. When this Game is far advanced, something unimaginable happens. The Beloved Supreme says to the divine lover, "Let us exchange our respective roles. Let Me become the divine lover and you become the Beloved Supreme." The seeker- lover naturally obeys, and they start enjoying a new game, a completely unprecedented game.

When they want to add more joy to their Game, the original Beloved Supreme says to the divine lover, "Let us assume once more our previous roles and let us now play a new game. Let us enjoy hide-and seek. I shall hide, and you shall seek Me out. You will get boundless joy when you find Me again. Once you are successful and I am discovered, we shall reverse the course of the game. You shall hide and I shall seek you out."

Since God's Vision-Dawn, this hide-and-seek Game has been in progress. It is the Game of Eternity, Infinity and Immortality. Here Eternity is eternal Peace and eternal Silence. Infinity is infinite Beauty, infinite Grace and infinite Light. Immortality is immortal Delight, Nectar-Delight.

Beyond concentration and meditation is contemplation. In contemplation, you enter into your Supreme Beloved and become inseparably one with Him. One moment you will be playing the role of the divine lover and He will be playing the role of the Supreme Beloved. The next moment you will reverse roles. On the basis of your oneness, and out of His infinite Bounty, He will make you feel that you are the Beloved Supreme and He is the divine lover.

Sri Chinmoy, Love, Agni Press, 2006