Questions have come different people and I think its going to be easy for me write my opinions on them here.
Please forgive my simplistic English language used because this is the level of my ability to write.
I am also sorry if my ‘points’ were not made in the right forum and since the questions kept on coming .......
Often we read and hear about the things we have not seen or tasted or experienced. That does not mean those things are unreal. It just means we have not seen or tasted or experienced these things yet.
Many of you have heard of the land called India. Some of you have read about it and may be some of you even experienced it by going there. But you often believe what is told about India whether it’s a true picture of the land or not.
Similarly we hear about God and many of us believe what we are told.
Just because I cant show you God or a soul –does not mean it does not exist.
This is indirect proof. The direct proof is as I keep saying is to seek Him yourself in the right manner.
2] Some of you keep using this word ‘incredulity’.
This is nothing more than a ‘random’ word (because there are others like imagination, hallucination, dreaming etc) to deny the proof that stares you in the face. If you are not willing to ‘seek’ then how do you expect to find the answer?
I ask you to taste an apple but you refuse then how will you know what it taste like? How can you call me a liar. How can you say there is no such thing as an apple.
I also keep reading that some of you have tried to seek and found nothing.
I say this is simply your failure.
Your Failure is not a lack of my evidence of God
Scientist of the days gone by had real trouble trying to convince the so called ‘know it all’ people of their time of certain theories and scientific discoveries. They were even accused of witchcraft!
I don’t see any different happening on this forum.
Instead we get indirect swearing at God and even direct mocking of the believers.
Trying to justify each of answer with a hollow word like ‘incredulity’ means nothing to me.
God exist because ‘I believe’
God exist because ‘I exist’.
3] Why do we fail to see God?
[[BG 11.8: But you cannot see Me with your present eyes. Therefore I give you divine eyes. Behold My mystic opulence!]]
This is why meditation and yoga and prayers and good conduct are required so that we too might get the divine insight.
Hindus often see God in three ways according to their understanding.
God --Brahman – residing everywhere
God -- Antaryami – residing within
God -- Bhagavan – residing outside, beyond
God is described as ‘sat-chit-anada’
Sat=Truth, Existence or Pure Being,
Chit meaning Consciousness and
Ananda meaning Bliss.
These are emotions not unique to Hinduisms alone. God is experienced by the majority of the world’s population through ‘sat-chit-anada’. The human consciousness experiences the Truth via meditation or prayers or reading or service to the poor, charity work in the name of god, some ‘miracle’ they believe has occurred etc but in all cases they feel the bliss in some ways .
How do I see God?
I see him as residing everywhere, ie if everything pervades from God then surely he is all. A more personal part of him resides in me –residing within.
He is therefore inside and outside and beyond.
I worship Lord Krishna.
Krishna according to the scriptures is the One GOD that we all seek.
He is not a demi-god but the Supreme God who came to earth in human form.
Krishna describes himself in all his glory in chapter 9 onwards in the Bhagvad Gita.http://vedabase.net/bg/9/en
If the light of a thousand suns were to blaze forth all at once in the sky, that might resemble the splendor of that exalted Being. (11:12)
5] The Hindu scriptures focuses a lot on the choices we make (Dharma) [Actions and Duty]. The choices we make results in how our life is shaped and even others around us.
The point being that I choose to believe in God and is a choice I have made.
Istn it strange that millions and millions around the world have chosen this too?
I think thats more then sufficient for proof of God-- whether you choose to ignore it.
Off course I know you all want physical proof. But just imagine all these people dont want physical proof yet they believe.
Its something to think about and certainly not mock.
I also note from some of the answers that perhaps some of you are angry or resent religion and God for whatever reasons. Well it seems to come across that way.
I can however understand that especially when all the evil things that has been done in the name of God. Totally understandable.
I mention this because in my providing some proof and in your trying to grasp that proof, this anger and resentment seems to get in the way.
Off course I might be totally wrong and apologise.
Enquiry on SOULS
6] The Hindu scripture Bhagvad Gita recognises the fact that some people will not believe what they read.
BG 2.29: Some look on the soul as amazing, some describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as amazing, while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at all.
7] Hindu scriptures describes in details from those who have experimented, experienced and meditated upon it and discovered what it is. I have no reason to disbelieve what they tell me.
It seems to make a lot of sense to me and I accept it.
I have no reason to doubt they are wrong or lies. It will perhaps also answer some questions about the soul raised in questions.
BG 2:16: Those who are seers of the truth have concluded that of the nonexistent [the material body] there is no endurance and of the eternal [the soul] there is no change. This they have concluded by studying the nature of both.
Bhagvad Gita (BG).
BG 2:18:- No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.
BG 2.20: For the soul … is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.
BG 2.23: The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.
BG 2.24: This individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. He is everlasting, present everywhere, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.
BG 2.25: It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable and immutable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.
If you do not believe-- then God is not for you, but Im sure some of the lessons in the scriptures are for us all.
This paragraph from the internet explains vividly about the soul
Again you might discard all this as jargon and not proof.
Well as I said, we sometimes believe about things we have not heard of before, yet when it comes to God we seem to have a mental block.
I can only talk of God from what others have written about him, more importantly experienced and finally my own personal experiences.
LIFE AFTER DEATH TOLD BY SOMEONE WHOS BEEN THERE.
Read this amazing chapter about life after deathhttp://www.crystalclarity.com/yogananda/chap43.php
10] WHY BELEIVE IN SOMETHIGN UNREAL.
Lets put it this way. Even atheist become connected to something unreal.
For example, You are reading some fictional Novel or go to theatre or you are watching some Sci-Fi movie like Avatar or something. In the two hours of the movie you are so engrossed that your mind becomes connected with the fictitious characters and even show emotions of sadness, happiness, love, anger, fear, shed some tears for these characters and many other feelings. Even though its unreal, you still imagine it to be real.
Even after the movie –on many occasions the emotional feelings stay with you for a while as if real. They sometimes inspire you to good or bad (depending on your nature).
When we read about God or hear about God, we become connected with him. The only difference is that our connection is longer lasting.
This lasting connection makes us believe he is real.
Off course you would argue as one person did earlier that ‘what if I become connected with Harry Potter’ does that mean Harry Potter is real?
Off course he is real to you due to your lack of spiritual advancement.
This is why so many different gods and religions exist. Everyone is a different stage of spiritual progress.
This explained in the Bhagvad Gita.
BG 7.20: Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.
BG 7.21: I am in everyone's heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship some demigod, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to that particular deity.
BG 7.22: Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone.
BG 7.23: Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.http://vedabase.net/bg/7/en
The different stage of spiritual progress is again further explained by ‘gunas’ or simply put the nature of mankind.
We all have different logics but only one Truth remains that there is a GOD.
The Sanskrit words for these gunas are sattva, rajas and tamas, and in English we can translate them as goodness, passion and darkness, respectively.
Most people live their lives neither in full goodness nor in full darkness and so the mode of passion is the most prominent mode of all. In this way virtually any aspect of life can be analyzed according to these three modes of matter and it is part of the Hindu way of seeing the universe.
BG 9.25: Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.