Vedische wetenschap

God is an Unlimited Person

 

The Absolute Truth is beyond secular logic. Worldly logic, like discipline and integrity, is one of the many tools available to man. Placing logic at the highest pedestal is wrong however, because God as well as the material universe are not logical and cannot be explained through worldly logic.

You can realize the God, Absolute Truth, in three stages though yoga, actual religion. The aim of impersonalists is the impersonal Brahman, the light, the radiance of the body of God. The mystic yogis aim at the realization of the four armed Vishnu as explained in the yoga sutras by Patanjali. The goal of the bhakti & sankhya yogis is the Supreme Person, Krishna. Realization of Krishna also includes realization of Vishnu as well as the impersonal brahman.

Svetasvatara Upanisad 6.13 states:

"nityo niyanam cetanas cetananam eko bahunam yo vidadhati kaman"

"The Supreme Lord is eternal and the living beings are eternal, the Supreme Lord is conscious and the living beings are conscious. The only difference is that the Supreme Lord supplies all the necessities for all the other living entities."

God facilitates the material energy until you come to the conclusion that material life itself is forever searching for satisfaction but never reaching it. Then you can easily make the fascinating return journey home.

Bhagavad-Gita As It Is 2.12 states:

"na tv evaham jatu nasam na tvam neme janadhipa na caiva na bhavisyama sarve vayam atah param"

"Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings, never in the future shall any of us cease to be."

Personality and individuality are indeed eternal. And the Unlimited Supreme Person Krishna resembles a seventeen-year-old cowherd boy, has lotus eyes and a very enchanting smile. He has countless adventures in Goloka Vrndavana with the gopis, His mistresses, who are His plenary expansions. We belong in Goloka Vrndavana. There we have our eternal individual loving relationship with Krishna. The material world is only a perverted reflection of the eternal reality.

 

The Brahma Samhita and the tenth canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam describe what the spiritual world is like, which includes Krishna's eternal pastimes

Lord Brahma indicates in the Brahma Samhita,

“isvarah parama krsna, sat cit ananda vigraha, anadir adir govinda sarva karana karanam”

"Krishna, who is known as Govinda, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He has an eternal, blissful, spiritual body. He is the origin of all, for He has no other origin. He is the prime cause of all causes."

While Krishna continually displays his loving pastimes in the spiritual world (Goloka Vrindavana), he is simultaneously governing the material world through his delegated shaktis. These shaktis are energies that confuse the living entities into thinking that we are the doers & the enjoyers of the ever transforming material world.