SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – VERIFICATION OF MAN’S SPIRITUAL WISDOM
Man inclines to use his mental faculties of thought and introspection to formulate theories about God. Bhagat Namdev ji asks, “How could I make You(GOD) an object of thought?” However, man continues to claim intellectual power to gain Knowledge or Wisdom of God while man’s physical existence in Natural World depends upon Sense Perceptions that are not true. For example, man needs visual experience of Sunrise and Sunset without concern for Sun’s true or real motion in Milky Way Galaxy. Man is able to think, contemplate, and reflect upon realities of World for his physical existence is defended by lack of awareness of true or real nature of World, a very fast spinning object. Man exists in physical World for he is blind, ignorant, or unaware of realities of World.
YOU CAN FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME
A person who claims that he had seen God and proceeds to instruct the ignorant is not anywhere near God. Man’s statements about knowing or seeing God need verification. I cannot support unverified statement using another unverified hypothesis. Man cannot know God using his wisdom, knowledge, or through any kind of learning experience like meditation or mental introspection. As Bhagat Namdev ji mentions, man perceives God by admitting his Spiritual Blindness.
Man must not boast about his knowledge of God.
Knowing God is not an intellectual or academic pursuit. Devotion to God is not a mental exercise.
Man cannot rely upon Learned Experience, Acquired Knowledge, or Mental Gymnastics in search of God.
Man’s reasoning power cannot help in discovery of God. Man has to learn to make distinction between Devotional Inquiry and Rational Inquiry.
Those who understand God, speak of God’s Kindness, Justice, and Righteousness. Any person who claims Knowledge of God cannot express indignation, or resentment to condemn others who worship God blindly without any introspection. Bhagat Namdev ji in few of his comments has fallen down for he condemns Hindus for their inability to perceive true or real God. His boastfulness claiming Knowledge, Wisdom, or real insight of God is of no use to himself or anyone else for God’s Existence cannot be conditioned by man’s thoughts of God.
VERIFICATION OF TRUE IDEAS
Man cannot claim intellectual superiority as basis for knowing God. I appreciate man’s interest in formulating theories of God. But, I have to know the theory that is used to verify any given idea. Bhagat Namdev ji repudiates Hindu beliefs about God. It will not help me to know about Hindu ignorance. It will be useful to me if I know his Wisdom. He claimed seeing God. Indians in the past have not questioned or verified his claim. Bhagat Namdev ji was resentful of people’s lack of knowledge. In the past, people have not doubted his Wisdom. What is that he has seen?
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
From: DEVINDER SINGH GULHATI
Ignorance of the Hindus about God has been expressed by almost all Bhagats, but Bhagat Naam Dev Ji has been most forceful on the subject.
Read the following shabads written by him. [I provide transcript with translation]
Aaj Naamae Beethal Dhaekhiaa Moorakh Ko Samajhaaoo Rae || Rehaao ||
Today, Namdev saw the Lord, and so I will instruct the ignorant. ||Pause||
Paanddae Thumaree Gaaeithree Lodhhae Kaa Khaeth Khaathee Thhee ||
O Pandit, O religious scholar, your Gayatri was grazing in the fields.
Lai Kar Thaegaa Ttagaree Thoree Laangath Laangath Jaathee Thhee ||1||
Taking a stick, the farmer broke its leg, and now it walks with a limp. ||1||
Paanddae Thumaraa Mehaadhaeo Dhhoulae Baladh Charriaa Aavath Dhaekhiaa Thhaa ||
O Pandit, I saw your great god Shiva, riding along on a white bull.
Modhee Kae Ghar Khana Paka Vaa Kaa Larrakaa Maariaa Thaa ||2||
In the merchant’s house, a banquet was prepared for him – he killed the merchant’s son. ||2||
Paanddae Thumaraa Ramachand So Bhee Aavath Dhaekhiaa Thhaa ||
O Pandit, I saw your Ram Chand coming too
Raavan Saethee Sarabar Hoee Ghar Kee Joe Gavaaee Thhee ||3||
; he lost his wife, fighting a war against Raavan. ||3||
Hindoo Anhaa Thurakku Kaanaa ||
The Hindu is sightless; the Muslim has only one eye.
Dhuhaan Thae Giaanee Siaanaa ||
The spiritual teacher is wiser than both of them.
Hindoo Poojai Dhaehuraa Musalmaan Maseeth ||
The Hindu worships at the temple, the Muslim at the mosque.
Naamae Soee Saeviaa Jeh Dhaehuraa N Maseeth ||4||3||7||
Namdev serves that Lord, who is not limited to either the temple or the mosque. ||4||3||7||