Monday, April 1, 2013

Reason not denied but transcended

... prevented God from becoming an idol, an exterior Reality "out there", a projection of our own fears and desires. God is not seen as a Being added on to the world as we know it, therefore, nor is it identical with the world. There was no way that we could fathom this out of reason. It is only "revealed" to us by an experience which cannot be expressed in words or concepts. Brahman (inner meaining of existence) is "What cannot be spoken in words, but that whereby words are spoken... What cannot be thought with the mind, but that whereby the mind can think." It is impossible to speak to a God that is as immanent as this or to think about it, making it a mere object of thought. It is a Reality that can only be discerned in ecstasy in the original sense of going beyond the self: GOD.

A History Of God
The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
By Karen Armstrong

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