_Question:_ How many eyes, ears and arms does God have?

Guru: Now, good girl, it entirely depends on which God you are referring to. There are two Gods. One God is God the manifested man, and the other god is man the evolving God. God the manifested man has two eyes, two ears, two arms, one nose, two legs, one head and so forth. But man the evolving God has countless eyes, countless ears, countless arms, everything countless. Now, why is it so?

God the manifested man has everything and is everything. But when He wants to give His everything to the earth-consciousness, to humanity, He has to assume earthly form and earthly ways so that earthly human beings can feel some common bond, some connection with Him. If He comes with other forms, with countless arms, countless legs, countless eyes, and all that, He will not be accepted. He will be treated as a stranger, as a foreigner. Therefore, God the manifested man comes in exactly the same shape as a human being, so that ordinary human beings can see some resemblance. In this way it becomes infinitely easier for humanity to accept God’s Light.

But man the evolving God wants to acquire everything in God’s creation and beyond God’s creation. He want to acquire everything, so He wants to make friends with Infinity, Eternity and Immortality. Therefore, He needs everything in infinite measure. God the manifested man already has everything within — Infinity, Eternity and Immortality. He comes into the world with a finite body, carrying inside Him the Infinite. The finite body is required so that the finite realities around Him can have an easy access to Him. But He knows perfectly well that this is just a game He is playing. Once He leaves the body He becomes what He eternally is inwardly: infinite, eternal and immortal.

Humanity gets the greatest blessing from God the manifested man. Again, humanity has to go up as man the evolving God. But first it needs blessings from God the manifested man. If not, it can never become man the evolved God.

From:Sri Chinmoy,AUM — Vol.II-5, No. 3, 27 March 1978, Vishma Press, 1978
Sourced from https://srichinmoylibrary.com/aum_130