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Old 05-06-2007, 07:00 AM
dattaswami dattaswami is offline
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God's existence is experienced through human incarnation

God's existence is experienced through human incarnation

When God enters the human body, God has not become the human body. God is in the human body. Therefore, the human body is not God. You can only experience God through human body. Therefore, by seeing the human body you have not seen God, but you have only experienced God through that human body. Therefore, God is invisible. Of course, a devotee can be satisfied by treating the human body as God and can feel satisfied that he has seen God. From this angle Veda says, “A blessed fellow has seen God” (Kaschit Dhirah…..).

This is only an assumption. You can assume an electric wire as the current because you experience current by touching the wire anywhere. Therefore, for all practical purposes the electric wire is current. Thus, there is a very narrow delicate margin between the reality and assumption in this case. To solve this very delicate difference, you can say that the wire is current from the point of experience of the existence of current and thus this assumption is perfectly correct. But if you say that you have seen the current, the reality comes and in this case you have seen only the wire and not the current because current is invisible. Therefore, the conclusion is that you can experience the existence of current through the wire but you cannot see the current actually. Thus, God’s existence is experienced through the human incarnation but God is not imagined.

Gita says that no body knows God (Mamtu Veda Nakaschana…). This verse establishes the complete unimaginably of God. Again Gita says that one blessed devotee in millions can experience the existence God (Kaschit mam….).These two verses will contradict with each other if you say that the first verse means that no body knows God and second verse means that one knows God. The first verse means that the real nature or form of God cannot be known. The second verse means that the existence of God can be known. Veda also says these two sides. Several Vedic statements reveal that God is completely unimaginable and can never be known. In Veda Lord Yama says that they have come to know that God cannot be known. This statement indicates the point that God is completely unimaginable. Veda again says that only the existence of God can be known. This statement does not contradict the first statement. Thus, Veda and Gita are exactly synchronised in this context.

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Old 10-29-2014, 06:30 AM
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These two verses will contradict with each other if you say that the first verse means that no body knows God and second verse means that one knows God. The first verse means that the real nature or form of God cannot be known. The second verse means that the existence of God can be known. Veda also says these two sides. Several Vedic statements reveal that God is completely unimaginable and can never be known. In Veda Lord Yama says that they have come to know that God cannot be known. This statement indicates the point that God is completely unimaginable. Veda again says that only the existence of God can be known. This statement does not contradict the first statement. Thus, Veda and Gita are exactly synchronised in this context.


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