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What the phrase, 'knowledge of God', actually means
07-10-2017, 01:11 PM
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What the phrase, 'knowledge of God', actually means
Two points to consider:

1) God is unknowable to even the most subtle of thoughts or the most extreme logic, and

2) The knowledge of God is possible for a human being. This means that God is unknowable, but doesn’t mean that the nature of God is knowable.

Both these aspects do not contradict each other. Knowing that God is unknowable is also knowledge and in fact, the true knowledge. Knowledge of God does not mean to know the nature of God. To know that the nature of God is unknowable is also knowledge.

The one who does not know God claims that he knows the nature of God. On the other hand, a real knower of God says that God is unknowable since the nature of God is not known.

The meaning of the phrase 'Knowledge of God' refers to any information about God.

Since the information about God—that God exists—is known, the knowledge of God becomes knowable.

The meaning of the term 'Unknowable God' means that the knowledge of God’s nature is not possible. Thus, both the knowledge of God and the sheer impossibility of the knowledge of God (meaning, His inherent nature) are possible at the same time.

This is possible even in the case of worldly examples.

Somebody says that something is moving in a room based on a sound. But whether that something is a cat or a rat or a snake is not known.

Here, the existence of a living being is known and at the same time, simultaneously, the knowledge of the nature of the living being is unknown.

When it’s said that one comes to know God, it means that one comes to know that God is unknowable in essence since the nature of God is not known.
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07-10-2017, 03:04 PM
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RE: What the phrase, 'knowledge of God', actually means
You're talking in gibberish... If something is "unknowable", then it can't be known. How do you even know it exists then? Why would you believe something that is "unknowable"?

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07-10-2017, 06:41 PM (This post was last modified: 07-10-2017 07:31 PM by IMtM.)
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RE: What the phrase, 'knowledge of God', actually means
Knowledge of God means to experience samadhi. All of the talkie-talk philosophy stuff must be amongst the first things that one needs to renounce in order to get that experience. It is not "knowledge about god" that one should strive for. Oneness with Brahman is the experience of satchitananda. Verily, to experience that is to have been exposed to the "knowledge of god."

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