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Date Posted: 08:35
Author: ketch-20Jul02
Subject: Re: a question!
In reply to: seeker - 20 July 2002 's message, "a question!" on 08:33

God Is Both Personal and Impersonal

Many devotees who worship a personal aspect of God shun the concept of an impersonal God; and devotees of the Unmanifest sometimes reject the idea of a personal God. But I say that God is both personal and impersonal. He is the Absolute, beyond form, but He also makes Himself manifest in many ways. If there were no blue sky, no vast space, no beautiful scenery, no moon or twinkling stars in the heavens, we would never have suspected the existence of God at all. The wonders we behold in this universe suggest to us the immanence of God. He is visible everywhere, in everything He has created, and in the workings of His intelligence governing all creation……….

God Manifests in Human Incarnations

…..Since God is not limited to any one manifestation, it is all right to visualise Him in whatever form is dearest to your heart. He will appear to you in a form representative of one of His divine attributes, such as those personified in the deities of the Hindu scriptures, or as any avatar, saint, or great soul that you love.

Extracts from "The Divine Romance" by Paramahansa Yogananda, copyright SRF.

From a talk on December 21st, 1939 “Personal and Impersonal God”.

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