Let this be explained with the help of story….
LEGEND HAS IT THAT the king of Kazakhstan sent his royal messenger to the emperor of India, Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar, with some profound questions. Akbar’s nava-ratna, or the nine jewels, were nine people of extraordinary talents. One of them was Birbal, known for his wit and wisdom. The king wanted to hear the answers in person, so, Birbal was seen off to deliver the same.
“Where does God live?” the king of Kazakhstan asked his first question.
Birbal demanded a glass of milk in response. As soon as he got it, he dipped his fingers in the glass and started rubbing them.
“Hmmm…” he said shaking his head.”There’s no butter in this milk.”
Everyone in the court laughed out loud, and then the king said, ” You have to churn milk to get cream. Further, the cream must be churned to extract butter.”
“Exactly, Your Excellency,” Birbal said. ” The butter is in the milk but we can’t see it. The milk has to undergo a certain process before we can taste the butter. Similarly, God lives in all human beings but an individual has to purify himself to experience the presence of God. He has to churn his consciousness and erase his ignoble thoughts, feelings and desires, to extract the divinity.”
Excerpt taken from a book called “A fistful of Wisdom” by Om Swami.