My God by Sunil Shah





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God

Oh God!!!

Who is He?

Where is He?

Friends before I proceed let me make one thing clear. I am not writing this to hurt anyone’s religious feelings nor I wish to force my belief on anyone. I respect all religions. I am a believer in god but since childhood I wished to know more about him but met no one who truly knows him. Some claim they are god, some say they are his messenger but unfortunately I am not lucky enough to have met any of them. Well holy books say you need to be enlightened to meet him. Ok then how does one get enlightened? I don’t think any of these religious leaders can be termed ENLIGHTENED.  I have my reasons for that which is besides the topic so I will not write on that.

I have taken the liberty of mentioning God’s gender as man. The reason is in every holy book God is referred to as HE.

Many Prophets have come to earth at different times and have said to have God’s orders and each of them guided their followers and established a different faith. Every religion says GOD is one but then why  are there so many religions? Why are wars  fought on religious grounds?

In the sunset years of my life, I got an opportunity to pen what I feel and wish my readers will write back where they find me wrong. Its often said that whatever happens is Because of God’s will. Millions die for no fault of theirs, they are God’s creation and can that be his will? Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and may be many more religions profess the theory of Karma. There lies the answer but then GOD whom we are taught to looked upon as father of the universe can be merciless. The more I think the more I get confused. I was always told that there are many questions you will face and won’t find an answer so don’t break your head but leave it to GOD. I did but god alone knows what are the answers and whether I am worth knowing it.

I set to write about God because a few days ago in a prominent English daily I read till the time the human race does not find all answers to the ha around him he will continue believing in God.

In monotheistic thought (believers that there is only one God), God is believed to be the Supreme Being and the principal object of faith. The concept of God, as described by theologians, commonly includes the attributes of omniscienceomnipotenceomnipresence.

God is most often held to be having no material body or form and to be without gender, although many religions describe God using masculine terminology, using such terms as “Him” or “Father” and some religions (such as Judaism) attribute only a purely grammatical “gender” to God. God has been conceived as either personal or impersonal.

In theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe, while in deism, God is the creator, but not the sustainer of the universe. In pantheism, God is the universe itself. In atheism, God is not believed to exist, while God is deemed unknown or unknowable within the context of agnosticism. God has also been conceived as the source of all moral obligation, and the “greatest conceivable existent”. Many notable philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God.

God in Christianity is the eternal being who created and preserves all things.

In one of my previous I looked at the similarities between the account of Manu as in the Sanskrit Vedas and the account of Noah in the Hebrew  Books.  And this convergence goes beyond these flood accounts.  As we have seen, there is a similar convergence between the Promise of the sacrifice of Purusha at the dawn of time with that of the Promised offspring given in the Hebrew book of Genesis .  So why do we see these convergences?  Is it a mere coincidence?  Does one account borrow or steal from the other?

The Vedas are a large body of texts originating in Ancient India. In Vedas the three manifestation of God was scripted as “Brahma, Maha Vishnu and Mahesh.

Most Hindus, in their daily devotional practices, worship some form of a personal aspect of God, although they believe in the more abstract concept of a Supreme God as well. They generally choose one concept of God, and cultivate devotion to that chosen form, while at the same time respecting the chosen ideals of other people. The many different names given to the Supreme God in Hinduism encourage a multiplicity of paths, as opposed to conformity to just one. The unique understanding in Hinduism is that God is not far away, living in a remote heaven, but is all-pervasive and energizes the entire universe. He is also inside each soul, waiting to be discovered. Knowing the one Supreme God in this intimate and experiential way is the goal of Hindu spirituality.

Allah is the Arabic word for God in Abrahamic religions.  The word Allah has been used by Arabic people of different religions since pre-Islamic times.

In Islam, Allah is the unique, omnipotent and only deity and creator of the universe and is equivalent to God in other Abrahamic religions.

According to Islamic belief, Allah is the most common word to represent God, and humble submission to his will, divine ordinances and commandments is the pivot of the Muslim faith.

I have tried to find god in different faiths and what I understand that every faith has described him as supreme power, but have confused me more.

God only can help.

 Sunil Shah