Surrender & Grace
“...he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy..."
The Vedas say that there is no means of attaining God. God is beyond the reach of limited and material senses, mind, and intellect, and these are the only means through which we acquire knowledge. Material mind and intellect fail to comprehend even material phenomena because of so inherent defects, what to speak of God world! Then how come we reach to our purpose of attaining bliss.
Moreover, GOD possesses innumerable mutual contradictions within Him, as we listened to the lectures on nature of GOD. He is bigger than the biggest, yet smaller than the smallest. He is without name and form, but also with name and form. He is farther than the farthest, yet nearer than the nearest. God does not take birth yet takes birth innumerable times. For all these reasons and more, it is impossible to know God with material senses, mind, and intellect.
Finding out that God cannot be known, is very disappointing. But the examples of Tulsi Ji, Meera bai, Sant Tukaram, Nanak Ji, Kabir Ji and numerous others instil great hope in us that He can be known, and through HIM only we will fulfil our purpose and free ourselves from the sufferings of this body.
Let’s hear out this last lecture from the series to reach another milestone in our journey of knowing and elevating our inner self.