Although the innate urge to know God Is present in everyone,
few people know how to actually experience the reality of God.
Every soul, as an individualized unit of pure consciousness, is
living in God now. This truth (fact) only has to be acknowledged
When we know God as God is, our awareness is no longer
ordinary (fragmented and blurred by mental and emotional
confusion and subconscious influences); it is illumined
Satisfying Our Innate Desire
Roy Eugene Davis has taught these spiritual
growth methods for more than 50 years—in the
U.S., Canada, Japan, Europe, Brazil, West Africa,
and India. Some of his books are published in
eleven languages and ten countries. Mr. Davis
is a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Every man, woman, and child should be informed that an
enlivening Power is nourishing our universe and they can
learn to cooperate with it. When they do, their lives will
be enhanced, their worthy endeavors will be successful,
and they will experience rapid, progressive spiritual
growth that will ultimately, in the course of time,
completely satisfy the desire of their heart.
During my early teenage years, in a rural area of
northern Ohio, I began to earnestly inquire about the
reality of God. Although I had always been aware of a
"benevolent Presence" that I could not then accurately
define, I knew it was in and around me, as it was in and
around everyone and everything. I read the writings of
Ralph Waldo Emerson and several books on religion,
psychology, and yoga, and prayed fervently for a more
vivid awareness of the presence of God.
In early spring of 1949, I avidly read Paramahansa
Yogananda’s book Autobiography of a Yogi, and in late
December traveled to Los Angeles, California, to meet him,
and under his guidance began a four-year period of intensive
Since then, I have never wavered in my resolve to know
God. I can affirm, from personal experience, that fervent
aspiration, dedicated resolve, persistent right endeavors,
and God’s grace will enable a sincere truth seeker to
experience spiritual growth that will culminate in Self-
discovery and God-realization.
What I have learned is described in the following pages
in the hope that this information will be of value to the
reader who aspires to know God.
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