Dear Dr.Deepak Chopra,
I have only just read this beautiful excerpt on the internet by yourself
“God is the infinite potential that becomes the universe and the awareness of the universe in conscious beings. God is the ground of existence that differentiates space time matter and information. God is the creativity inherent in the cosmos. God is the evolution of platonic truth such as beauty, goodness, love, compassion, harmony, joy, and equanimity. God is our highest instinct to understand ourselves.Having said all of this, all definitions of God are inadequate. To define God is to limit God”
My heart fills with immense joy, as the words praise HIm. I personally believe and as your mention, God is full of goodness, sheer love, bliss.. Since He is so full of goodness/sattva qualities, I believe, that to become closer to God is by constantly engaging our senses, body , mind, actions in serving with a righteous purpose/ inculcating sattvik qualities through actions, food, senses etc. However, also becoming aware of our deficiencies/aware of desires and taking purposeful actions self-lessly. Then we’ed live our life in love, love for Him , love for the creation and each and every entity within it, people, animals, trees, mountains, planets …..
Shri Krishna says in The Geeta, Jo bhakt mujhe apne dil me rakhta hai, mein bhi use apne dil meim rakhta Hun”. Bhakti/love is the way to Him.Gyaan is as well but The Geeta says it takes much longer than Gyan but with Bhakti, “Mere bhakt ko Mera sansshay rahit gyaan ho jaata hai”.
Even if we only see Shri Krishna as a superhero, or a super man/learned man , if we really ask ourselves, we will know, love is the only way to be closer to love.