Late one night at the mental asylum, an inmate shouted, "I am Napoleon!"
Another one said, "How do you know?"
The first inmate said, "God told me!"
A voice from another room shouted, "I did not!"
Just like these inmates of the asylum, there are a segment of philosophers who claim that they are God. Certain others claim that currently we are in ignorance, but with practice one can eventually become God. Faced with these claims, how does one identify who is God? Do the Vedic literatures prescribe a test to identify God?
Test for God
This is the injunction of the Vedas. Sama means equal; adhika means greater. The great sages have analyzed who is God. They will not accept anyone and everyone as God. They will test. If you find somebody who is neither lower than anyone, nor equal to anyone, then he is God.