SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – WHAT IS GOD’S LANGUAGE?
Holy Book of Quran, Surah Al-Hadeed, verse #3 reads: “huwal-Awwalu wal-Akhiru wath Tahiru wal Batinu.” It means:
HE IS THE FIRST; HE IS THE LAST; HE IS THE MANIFEST; HE IS THE HIDDEN.
It is ridiculous and preposterous to know God using Human Language. God is the First and God preceded arrival of man on Earth. Just like the Dinosaurs, man may have to depart from planet Earth and it does not mean God will be replaced.
Man has to examine God and Nature not in the context of Human Existence but in the context of Life prior to arrival of man on Earth. What is the Language in which God instructs Nature to make Creation a reality that man can perceive?
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From: Devinder Singh Gulati
We started this inquiry discussing the specific idea of true and false religion. False religion was stated to be that whose message is “that Allah may be worshipped in the form of His creation. But one who understands the message of Islam, which is the true religion would never concede to idolatry or the worship of another person. Allah is in all of us according to this false belief. But in the true religion, Allah and man are forever separate.” In the true religion, we concluded in the course of our discussion, there are two realities. They are Allah and his creation. The true religion does not talk of illusion of creation.
In the course of the inquiry we came up with a new fact. There were indeed at least two persons in history, Mansoor and Ramakrishna, who experienced unity rather than separation with Allah. With this discovery our starting statement stands falsified. So in accordance with the dialectic method we are forced to modify the starting statement if the inquiry is to move any further. There can no longer be the certainty that divinity does not descend into man or that Allah and man are forever separate. The assertion “Neither is Allah His creation or a part of it, nor is His creation Him or a part of Him” can no longer hold.
We agreed that our method of inquiry will not be the subjective method of mysticism, but the objective method of philosophy which is rational and scientific in nature. It is an intellectual method. In this method when we come up with a new fact we enlarge our inquiry to include that fact. Can we now conclude that a religion that worships creation is not necessarily false as premised in the starting statement, or do you have any objection to this reasoning. If you have an objection let us look at it and consider how it further changes our conclusion.
Next, it was premised that all religions other than Islam are false. The basis of this statement is that the name of God’s religion lslam was chosen by Allah Himself and clearly mentioned in His final revelation to man. In the final book of divine revelation, the Qur’aan, Allah states the following:
“This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion”. ( Surah Al-Maa’idah 5:3)
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah (God) never will It be accepted of Him” ( Surah Aal’imraan 3:85)
“Abraham was not a Jew nor Christian; but an upright Muslim.” ( Surah Aal’imraan 3:67)
The question to now consider here is, whose revelation is this. Is it Allah’s revelation to the prophet, or the prophet’s revelation to man?
That there was a revelation is not in doubt. What was the nature of the revelation? Was it in vision or speech? What was the consciousness of the receiver of the revelation. These are the questions that have been raised that need discussion. Obviously the prophet is not the knower of all things. “Fundamentally, man cannot know the Final Truth, the Ultimate Reality. Man exists under the protective shield of Illusion which blocks both mental and sensory perceptions.”
Man shares his Perspective of Truth while deriving Protection under shield of Grand Illusion. Man’s Power of Imagination cannot free man from problems of Perception imposed by Natural, Fundamental Forces like Light and Gravitation.