November 26, 2009
History furnished us about the nature and character of GOD in a power beyond our comprehension, the Creator, the Unknowable Essence and the like.
Such understanding is a basic underlined common ground for many people on defining and interpreting what many assume GOD is to them.
Is God a scientist that operates in scientific approach or a power that works with magical operation? Is there definite recipe to perceive and understand GOD?
Basically what we know about GOD up to now is what we think we know that may not be the case. Since we have a ground that all agree that GOD is unknowable, the moment we think we know, GOD becomes stopping the real GOD, for it is unknowable.
What we think we know is our own perception and understanding, which is a description and expression of limited reality, thus it is the reflection that we know in our minds. One knows the ray since one receives it, but not the entire sun.
Due to past trend and experience, there could be people who could come with some kind of recipe about an entity they do not know. This is like manufacturing a medicine with a prescription from an engineer or a lawyer or a film actor.
There were group of birds who fly together at same height and height [velocity] every day. One day one of them wanted to fly at higher distance and better speed. And he consulted the rests about his need.
All of them rejected his claim and warned him, in fact they told him that if he goes up he will die and there is no life at all.
Being dissatisfied with the answer, the bird made a try and did reach where he wanted to be. There he met another group of birds like him, better in capacity than those who were before, but share same experience and need.
And at that same height and level, this particular bird had acquired another thirst to fly with better speed and higher height; and he asked them to fly a little bit higher with better speed; again all of them here rejected, they told him you have reached the highest level and there is no space left above.
Again this particular bird was not satisfied, and flew to upper level, and he found another group of birds and getting more satisfied than before since they have same level of thirst and need. The trend we have in our world especially in REALITY like GOD, all those group of individuals who think that they have the absolute path to GOD, they tell you one thing—they have the way or path and salvation and the like.
Few groups try to make the approach very scientific so that they can convince the educated society. Others operate in traditional approaches which many associate with magic powers and the like.
What makes both groups identical is they claim that they have the right visa; and they are the safest path and have safe airplane to make a journey to GOD.
GOD cannot be known, to claim such rightful authority sounds up surd and hard to trust, except preferring the path that matches to what one thinks and believes to satisfy one’s ego and thirst—self-centered and selfishness approach.
This makes the path to GOD to be divided in two broad categories where there are groups that believe and think that GOD does not need researchers and scientist, IT is just a reality that one feels and lives deep inside one self.
Others believe and think GOD can be known thru scientific and researching matter, and can be known thru scientific and research activities.
It is so hard to discuss and spent huge resources and times in trying to unravel about an ENTITY none has clue even if there is found a matter that conforms to our thinking, it is so hard to justify since we do not know GOD.
One thing all shares about GOD is one’s ignorance about God’s working; none knows the way GOD operates and functions. If ignorance is the common ground, one could come to conclusion that much contradiction our world is facing regarding such matter is the reflection of such ignorance.
Such ignorance could be reflected in egocentric attitudes, selfishness, pride, pretension, hypocrisy, ignorant emotionalism, deception, lie, and the like.
If there was knowledge and clarity on such aspects, there would not be contradiction, conflicts, war, enmity and the like.
Hence, one could argue that both trends—magician and scientific—can be considered as futile since none can know GOD in absolute sense and way. The GOD one knows belongs to oneself; and is the one at hand can be different from the other due to ignorance and lack of clarified knowledge about GOD.