Is It Possible To See The Infinite God?

In every age, a plethora of discussions are held on the mystical subject of 'God'. While the majority remains engrossed in logics and counter-logics to accept or defy the existence of God, the universality of God, and the supremacy of God; the realised beings gain in absolute clarity in their minds and hearts pertaining to these otherwise mind-boggling queries.

In this respect, here are some of the general questions which often crop up in our minds in relation to God. In every era, the realised souls have revealed the answers to these and many more questions. Let's gain insight into the explanations of these questions from the writings of Swami Abhedananda, one of the direct disciples of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhansa. (We have formulated the views and opinions of Swami Abhedananda in the form of Q&A, to enhance the understanding of these subjects.)


Is it correct to say that 'Man is an image of God'? If yes, then why do we see the same image of God engaged in sensual pleasure and tendencies?

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What is the difference between an ordinary human being and the incarnation of God?...

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Is there any difference between a holy sage and an Incarnation of God, who is also hailed as the ' Saviour of mankind'?...

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Is salvation the highest goal a seeker should aspire for?...

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God is infinite. In that case, is it possible to know the Infinite, we being finite in our existence? Moreover, what does one gain by seeing the Infinite God?

Once, Plotinus was asked by his friend Flaccus about the realisation of the Infinite. In reply, Plotinus said- "You ask how you can know the Infinite? I answer, not by reason. It is the office of reason to distinguish and define... You can only apprehend the Infinite by a faculty superior to reason, by entering into a state in which you are no longer your finite self; in which the divine essence is communicated to you. This is...

What it is? ...What is the benefit of seeing the Infinite Lord? To seek this & all the other enlightening answers, read the complete article in Nov' 2017 edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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