Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Logic vs. Logic. And the winner is…

By on November 14, 2011 in Insights with 128 Comments

Understanding Unlimited GodQuestion to Radhanath Swami: If god is infinite and beyond our comprehension then how is it possible for us, limited beings, to understand him?

Radhanath Swami Answers: By material logic it is not possible for us to understand the unlimited God. It is like an attempt by a small clay vessel to hold the entire water of an ocean. However, by logic if we believe that the unlimited God doesn’t have the power to reveal himself to the limited human being, we are laying a limitation on the unlimited God. Because the Lord is unlimited, he can do anything.

With our intelligence, our austerities, or by studying various scriptures, it is not really possible to understand who Krishna is. But if we surrender to be the devotees of Krishna, and chant the holy names of the Lord with humility and devotion, then by his unlimited power he will reveal himself to us. He will reveal to us his power, his glory and his grace. Thus, the process of bhakti is the supreme process for the realization of God. Krishna assures this in Bhagvad Gita-

Aham sarvasya prabhavo,mattah sarvam pravartate, iti matva bhajantymam ,budha bhava samanvitahah .”

I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts.

 

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