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Is there a God ? - Answer of Hinduism
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Is there a God? How could one trust that there is a God in existence?
Can it be proved?
This topic is dealt in an extensive way in the philosophical texts like
Shiva gnana bodham. Here the topic is
discussed in brief.
If we take anything in the world there is something behind it for it
to get created. If there is a stool there would be a carpenter behind it, a
space craft - there would be a lots of scientists and technicians behind it
and so on. This big Universe that exists also should have been made by something.
It could be argued that this came into existence because of the transformation
of something else that existed before. But how did that come from? If we trace
the path there should be ultimately something that is the reason behind all
these things. That one which was the cause of all these things to come into
existence is what we call as God.
So what is great about it? If we carefully look all the things we call
as made are actually transformed from one form to other. So only the
transformation takes place but no creation. But initially all these things or
their predecessors were created by something we call God. So it is this God we
can really call the source. All other things we call sources in the day to day
life are just transformers in truth. This power that created these things
should be extremely powerful to be a real source! So It deserves our salutations.
Without creation how come all these worlds come into existence? If not
so, by what means are the worlds created ? The ignorant raise many doubt about
This is one logical reply for the people who need proof to believe
anything. The proofs are required only when a truth is not perceived. Who asks
for proof for the existence of the air even when nobody physically sees it?
When one can experience that Supreme in the self what other proof is required.
It could still be asked that this experience could be an illusion. But it can
be boldly said NO. The proof for it? Now we are talking about experience.
This is something to be felt, not to be talked or proved. It cannot be done,
unless the other party is trying to experience it. Otherwise it would be like
telling about romance to a child, which is not grown to experience that feeling.
But that way one can always say all the illusions to be real experience.
No, when these experiences are analyzed, it is very easy distinguish in
neutrality which is an illusion and which is reality. The experience of God
is not something as normal as any other feeling. It is something that is
great that corrects us, liberates us, puts us in eternal bliss. Something
beyond the reach of words, the greatness in silence. Hail that Absolute.
1. Concept of God in Hinduism
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