Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


98. Existence of God in the Human Incarnation to negate atheism

नरावतारेऽपि तदस्तित्वानुभवो विद्युल्लतायामिव नास्तिकत्वप्रतिषेधमात्रः।९८।
Narāvatāre’pi tadastitvānubhavo vidyullatāyāmiva nāstikatvapratiṣedhamātraḥ|98|

Even in the Human Incarnation, the existence of God is experienced, as in the case of an electric wire, only to negate atheism.


Even in the case of a Human Incarnation, the existence of unimaginable God is experienced, but no characteristic of the unimaginable God is experienced. The human being charged by God is treated as God by devotees, but on true analysis, neither is the human being God, nor is God the human being. The electric current is a stream of electrons and the metallic wire is a continuously bound chain of metallic crystals. When the metallic wire is charged by the current, the metallic wire is treated as the current, but this does not mean that the stream of electrons (current) is actually converted into the chain of metallic crystals directly. Hence, even in the Human Incarnation, God is not experienced; only the existence of God in the human being is experienced. If even the existence of God cannot be experienced, then there is a danger of concluding the non-existence of God leading to atheism. Hence, God in human form gives the proof for His existence only to condemn atheism. This should not be misunderstood as the direct experience of God or God’s characteristics.

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