Can You Explain What is God Consciousness And Individual Self-soul As Stated in The Scriptures For Authenticity?
It is difficult to explain something which we cannot see with our eyes. There are five elements of nature earth, water, fire, air and Akasha or space. — Can you see or measure the parameters of space?
Bhagavad Gita explains the concept of God-consciousness in very clear and lucid verses.
यथाऽऽकाशस्थितो नित्यं वायुः सर्वत्रगो महान्।
तथा सर्वाणि भूतानि मत्स्थानीत्युपधारय।।9.6।।
Just as the mighty wind moving everywhere, always exists in the Space (Akasha); by the same example know that all beings and the entire Creation exists in My all pervading Spirit of God. (Book: Word of God Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 verse 6)
Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa in his lifetime used to say to his followers, “What is God-consciousness or ‘Brahman’ like? It cannot be defined in words. It cannot be perceived with the human senses.
Defining ‘Brahman’ or God-consciousness is much more difficult after experiencing God-consciousness, as one simply becomes silent, and it is unthinkable and beyond words.”
The four basic elements of earth, water, fire and air have their own characteristics. The gross elements like earth, water and air can be weighed and their quality can be assessed. — The quality and purity of air and the pollution in air can be scientifically measured. The temperature of fire can also be measured.
The fifth element Akasha or space undergoes no modifications and remains changeless. — The element of Akasha is insentient while the consciousness is sentient.
The above verse gives the analogy of the wind which although moving everywhere always exists in Akasha. — Similarly all beings and the entire creation exists in the all-pervading Spirit of God at all times.
अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम्।
परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम्।।9.11।।
The difficulty arises when we imagine the existence of God in human forms like Krishna, Rama, Vishnu, Jeusu Christ and others. — For this reason there is no picture of Allah in Islam to remove this confusion.
We cannot bring the Spirit of God to the human form but yet different incarnations of God came into existence to explain the message of God to the humanity.
The deluded are unaware of My Supreme Spirit of God as the great Lord of the entire Universe. The ignorant consider Me, as dwelling in the human Form. (Book: Word of God Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 verse 11)
The above verse brings out the truth that God is everywhere both within and without. — The worship of an idol in a temple is just a symbol to turn the mind towards God.
The mystic saint Kabira said that if the infinite Spirit of God can be contained within a stone idol, then I will worship a mountain as the mountain is made of infinite number of stones.
The above verse says that only fools consider God dwelling in a human form, as the Spirit of God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.