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God: A Definition

There is one interesting conversation going on in my Orkut community on God’s Existence. Like what he is made of? Can you Define him?

This topic has unarguably put me in situation asking myself can we define the ultimate?

I found many cool topics and articles on it. some of the Religious views and its definition explaining its existence on a site called Reluctant Messenger is as below. Its Worth reading.

God is a word that means different things to different people. To many Taoist or Buddhist the word is not part of their religion’s glossary. To Hindus that word has a different meaning than it does to a Christian. Muslims have a different perspective and so do the Jews. So for the purpose of The Mystic Doctrines website, we need a common definition of God. Quoting different sources from each religion before revealing the definition.

Taoism

Tao, the subtle reality of the universe cannot be described, That which can be described in words is mearly a conception of the mind. Although names and descriptions have been applied to it, the subtle reality is beyond the description.
Tao Teh Ching - beginning of chapter 1

The subtle essense of the universe is elusive and evasive.

It is the subtle origin of the whole of creation and non-creation. It existed prior to the beginning of time as the deep and subtle reality of the universe. It brings all into being.
Tao Teh Ching - portions of chapter 21

Buddhism

“There is, O monks, an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed. Were there not, O monks, this unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed, there would be no escape from the world of the born, originated, created, formed.

“Since, O monks, there is an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, and unformed, therefore is there an escape from the born, originated, created, formed.”
The Gospel of Buddha - Sermon at the bamboo grove at Rajagaha

Hinduism

Neither the multitude of gods nor great sages know of my origin, for I am the source of all the gods and great sages.

A mortal who knows me as the unborn, beginningless great lord of the worlds is freed from all delusion and all evils.
The Bhagavad-Gita - The tenth teaching, verses 2 & 3

Sihkism

There is One, only One Supreme Being, Truth Eternal, Creator of all seen & unseen, Fearless, Without hatred, Timeless Being, Non-Incarnated, Self created, Realized by the Grace of Guru (Perfect Master Only.)
Guru Granth Sahib Page 1

Judaism

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

For thus saith the Eternal that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the self existent One; and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:18

Christianity

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without him was not one thing made that has come into being.
Gospel of John 1:1-3

Sufism

You are the Absolute Existence which causes (our) transient (existences) to appear.
Masnavi - Book 1 - Creator and Creation

Now, a definition of God.

God is the indescribable, uncreated, self existent, eternal knowing source of all reality and being.

Comments   

0 # Neel
Nice, one stop-shop for all the research, good job man, badha ni bolati bandh kari didhi ti te - good job, keep it up!! You’ve got your link on my blog now :-)
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0 # Rhea
I had never heard about Sufism and Taoism…

Nice to know about it
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0 # Hitarth
About Sufism - Sufism is a mystic tradition that found a home in Islam encompassing a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Allah, divine love and sometimes to help a fellow man.

About Taoism - Taoism (pronounced and often written as Daoism (dow-ism)) is the English name for a religious and philosophical tradition in China advocating a life of simplicity and noninterference with the course of natural events.

Regards
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0 # Ed Vishwanathan
Hindu scriptures state that there is One and Only God – Brahman which expresses itself in trillions of forms.

God does not have human form or any other form. God is nameless and timeless.

But there is nothing wrong to worship a God with name and form (nama-roopa), since man cannot conceive anything without any name and form.

All worship starts with a God with a name and form and finally end up with a God who is nameless and formless.

Lord Krishna said in the Bhagavad Gita,

” Call me by what ever name you like;
Worship me in any form you like;
All that goes to one and only supreme reality. “
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0 # Hitarth
Yes, indeed that is what reality.

He is One and ONE only.Also Nameless and Formless... how true is it...
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0 # Siddharth
sir/madam,

I liked information provided on your website. Kindly send such informations to me regularly.

regards
siddharth
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0 # Hitarth
Thanks very much Siddharth. I will try my best.
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0 # Raza
Say: He is God, the One and Only;
God, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him
(Quran: Chapter 112)
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0 # Embar Thirunarayan
Our beloved Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy will completely agree with the words that since its humanly impossible to worship a nameless and formless god, its better we adhere to the form and names shown by former spiritualists who lived several centuries ago.
Alwars of South India were such devout that they indulged themselves in singing praises of God by creating hymns which proclaimed the attributes and incarnations as saviour of mankind.
Indeed Bhagavad Gita is one script which speaks more about the nature of human soul and God, that we can realize the true nature of our relationship with proper interpretations from Gita Bhashyam Saint Ramanujacharya (2017 marks the 1000th anniversary of the sage)
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