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Who is God

Query: Is God a personal Being who receives prayers and acts upon them?

Vijay Kumar:
God Almighty is not the form of human beings. Also termed Bhagwan, Prabhu, Parmatman, Brahma, Khuda, Hari and Brahman in Hinduism... God Almighty is pure celestial power... the combined power of all purified souls atmans in the Cosmos at a given point of time. The might of God Almighty is exercised the moment collapse of the entire Cosmos occurs.

As detailed in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... the size of the entire Cosmos at the time of dissolution of the Cosmos reduces to the size of half a thumb. And what is this half a thumb? Devoid of all impurities dross within... the collective volume of all purified souls atmans in the Cosmos is just the size of half a thumb!

Imagine this colossal power we know as God Almighty... the collective power of all souls atmans in their purified form... Unable to retain itself for long in its prime pure state again explodes with a big bang... giving rise to a new cosmos... a new journey of life! And how do souls' atmans gather impurities?

Similar as a rolling ball gathers moss... after the big bang all the hurtling souls' atmans in their cosmic sojourn gather impurities on the way! To cleanse themselves of the impurities within every soul atman manifests a series of 8.4 million manifestations to work out its karma... to finally eliminate the impurities within!

The journey of the soul atman of 8.4 million manifestations approximately requires 96.4 million earthly years... a long journey indeed! Amongst 8.4 million manifestations... the initial 7.3 million manifestations are spent in the insect, plant and animal form! The balance 1.1 million manifestations are in the human form alone.

Every human being is expected to reach the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) at the end of the cosmic journey... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! No sooner our soul atman within gets liberated from the cycle of birth and death forever... it gains entry into the abode of God... the kingdom of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism).

Having understood the gist of cosmic life... that God Almighty is not the form of human beings... how is it possible for God Almighty to hear our prayers! Yet, the whole Cosmos... the entire cosmic system acts as a massive computer preprogrammed for everything! As we sow so shall we reap... nothing less or more, so says the law of karma!

Everything in the cosmic domain is governed by the law of karma! For all practical purposes every human being is also governed by the law of karma. As is our karma, so be our destiny! In the cosmic system prayers definitely enhance our cosmic journey! As is the prayer offered... accordingly shall be the fruits of our prayers!

Before offering our prayers... we need to understand the meaning... definition of prayers! Most human beings say their prayers ritually without ever understanding the meaning of a prayer! Nothing much is gained in the circumstances! I have seen people ritually going to the temple for years together yet, their prayers always remaining unfulfilled!

In the house of God there are no free lunches. If we ask something of God... we definitely need to offer equally in return! If we desire materialistic riches galore... we need to offer our services for the welfare of the community. Only then can we hope to fulfill our materialistic wants and desires.

Before offering our prayers... we must always understand the true purport of every prayer. Rituals carry no meaning in the affairs of God. The form of human being is the highest manifest stage in the cosmic life cycle... still we ask God for mercy and help! If we truly live our lives truthfully... there is nothing that can stop us achieving our goals of life!

God Almighty can only be reached by treading the path of absolute truthfulness alone! When young I always wanted to see and meet God in this very life. Somehow I felt that whatever the circumstances I shall always remain truthful to self and God. No matter what, I never ditched self and God Almighty on this account.

25 years thence I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age! Having come face-to-face with God Almighty on one-to-one basis... I am in direct communion with God every second of my life! My every prayer gets accepted in the house of God. Why? For I simply never ask anything from God... I only offer my services to god unconditionally!

I have realized the ultimate truth of life... every human being is but a pawn in the hands of God Almighty... always realizing that it is our soul atman on its cosmic journey of purification and not vice versa. It is not within the capability of the human being to manifest a soul atman! Life in the human form is the richest experience for the soul atman. It is only in the human form our soul atman finally gets liberated forever from the cycle of birth and death!

We must never hesitate in asking anything from God but must always be prepared to offer our services to god unconditionally in return. Only then our sincere prayers to God get fulfilled!

More Who is God related links...

Abode of God Kingdom of God Vaikuntha Hinduism - Attributes of God Almighty Heaven Hell - Almighty God Brahman - Definition of God - Communion with God Commune with God Almighty - Can God

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Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Who is God explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on who is god can be found at Proof of God ... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.

 Full text of query: Thanks for a wonderfully informative website. Enlightenment can only be achieve if we are able to fully understand our philosophies. I need some clarification regarding the monism philosophy. I have a serious of questions that I wish for you to answer. Is God a personal Being who receives my prayers and acts upon them?

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