Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 14 Aug 2014


How is God unimaginable?

[Shri Prakash Bajpai asked "God is unimaginable because He is not an imagination. God is everywhere in every item of the creation. Showing non-God items is not correct".]

Swami Replied: God is unimaginable. This does not mean that God is not imagination. Imagination means the process of thinking by saying that God is not imagination; we cannot achieve the result that God is unimaginable. Unimaginable means that which is beyond imagination. That means that you can never imagine it with the help of your highest faculty of intelligence. Veda says that God is beyond words (Yato Vacho), beyond mind (manasasaha), beyond intelligence (yobuddheh paratah), beyond logic (atarkyah). The Veda also says that God should be known as unknowable (Yasyaamatam). The Gita also says that nobody can understand God (maamtuvedanakashchana).

Both God and space are without beginning and without end. But the difference is that space is imaginable in its core or middle portion between beginning and end. God is unimaginable in the beginning, in the core and in the end. The beginning and end of the space forms the boundary of the space or universe along the circumference. This boundary itself is God proving that God is beyond the creation and hence also He is unimaginable. The unimaginable boundary of universe indicated by infinity accepted by science and hence this is the scientific proof for the existence of unimaginable God.

The Veda says that no item of the creation is God and hence God is beyond the creation (Neti Neti...). The Gita also says that the God is beyond all the items of the creation (Maamebhyah paramavyayam). If God is in every item the demon (Hiranyakashipu) in whom God exists should not be killed by Narasimha in whom also God exists. Nobody can be a devotee since God exists in him also. The existence of God everywhere in the world means that all the world is maintained by God as the substratum (Aupashleshikasaptami - Rule of Sanskrit grammar) as said in the Gita (Natvahamteshutemayi). Similarly, all this world is God means that all this world is under the control of God (Tadadhina Prathamaa- Rule of Sanskrit grammar). The knowledge of Shastras is essential to understand the philosophy presented in Sanskrit scriptures.

Non-God items are shown by the Veda and not by Me. The aim of Veda is to show that every item of the imaginable creation is non-God and hence God, the creator, is beyond the creation and hence is unimaginable. Veda says that God is the generator of the space (Atmana Aakashah) and space cannot exist in God before its generation. This means that God is not having spatial dimensions. Anything, which does not have spatial dimensions, is beyond the imagination of any human being.