All the Messengers of God took great care to see that the definition of God gets a proper place in the scriptures. Let us see how beautifully the Formless God has been defined in Balkand of Ramcharita Manas:
‘God is one; desire less; colorless; nameless; deathless; He is the Truth, consciousness and bliss; the ultimate destination; all pervasive and cosmic’
(ek aneeh aroop anama ……)
Ramcharita Manas, Balkand
•So the so called God
•has to be colourless,
•beyond birth and beyond death,
•the absolute truth,
•origin and the ultimate destination of the existence,
•all pervading and a lot more, never ending list of His attributes.
Holy Quran talks about 99 attributes of Allah. Let us have a look at the compiled definition of God taken from various scriptures.
(1) DEFINITION OF GOD
1.He is the Creator, Operator & Destroyer
2.God is ONE.
3.He has no beginning, no end.
4.He was never born, and will never die.
5.Fire cannot burn it
6.Water cannot wet it
7.Air cannot dry it up
8.No weapon can cut it
10.Formless and Colorless
11.God is omnipresent
12.God is omnipotent
13.God is Omniscient
14.There was no such time when He was not there, and there will be no such time when He will not be there.
Just look at the definition given above. It is a part of definition that the God is ONE. It can not be ‘TWO’. So how can then, my God be different from your God or from anybody else’s God, for that matter.
Look at the 4th point, that says that God (Nirankar) was never born and will never cease to exist. Of course, the True Masters or the avatars, being in physical body, keep coming and going. Like Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, Hazrat Mohamad, Lord Jesus, they came, did their job of revealing the secret of God to their devotees, and went away. But God (which is formless Nirankar) has always remained, and will always remain.
Look at the characteristic of being present everywhere, and Always. This gives us some food for thought. When we say that ‘there was no such time when God was not there’, what it means is, that God was there even before Lord Ram, even before Sun took birth, or even before our own Earth came to existence.
Srimad Bhagwat Geeta so clearly defines the indestructible character of God. Now we have to apply this definition to the various things that we worship as God. In fact, this definition gives us a rejection mechanism.
If we see anything that does not meet these characteristics, we can simply say that ‘this can not be God’. This had been one of the oldest methods of revealing the secret of God knowledge, by saying ‘Neti- neti’, means, ‘no, not this one; not this one also’.
(2) Let us apply this definition to:
•Paper, - calendars
•Gold, Silver, stones or metals
For better understanding of this definition, let us apply this definition to certain items that we commonly see. Look at Sun first; is the sun creator of the universe or a mere creation?; is the sun only one in the whole universe? Is the sun omnipresent? Has this sun no beginning and no end? Will this remain for ever? So, the Sun does not qualify to be God. Similarly all other items will not meet the specifications.
(3) Popular Myths..
•God is only inside the human body.
•He is only in the sky,
•He is only in the mountains, in holy waters.
•He is only in a particular direction,
•He is only in a particular place,
If we carefully apply the definition of God discussed earlier, we can easily make out that these statements are only myths. For instance, how can the God be only inside the human body when the definition says that He is omnipresent, He is everywhere. In fact, these types of myths emerge out of ignorance about the ‘substance or tatva of god’.
Author: Sanjiwan Kumar Ji
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