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The Existence of God

Is there really a God? Or did everything just poof?

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    Jun 10 2013: The existence of God in cosmic system could never be denied. Why? The sermon of Bhagavad Gita was given by Lord Krishna to mankind above 3600 years before now (almost 1500 years before coming of Jesus Christ). As per sacred teachings of Bhagavad Gita... if we exist, so does souls atmans, the consciousness within! If souls' atmans exist... so does God Almighty.

    If an individual grain of sand was an independent soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! If an individual piece of puzzle was an independent soul atman... the completed puzzle God Almighty! The collective power of all souls' atmans in cosmos in their purified form is what we called God Almighty in all its glory.

    As per Bhagavad Gita we were primarily a spirit, a consciousness on its cosmic life cycle of 8.4 million manifestations... that entailed an earthly sojourn of 96.4 million years! Reincarnation, rebirth was part of cosmic life! Manifestation after manifestation, body after body... journey of a soul atman continues unabated until it reaches 8.4 millionth manifestation, last in cosmic life cycle! This is the stage when human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) forever.

    God Almighty was that singularity in the beginning of cosmos that scientists world over often pondered over. It was God Almighty, the size of half a thumb explosion of which results in big bang explosion. The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is absolutely clear on this point. Prime reason why Albert Einstein, the famous physicist was totally exhilarated when reading through Bhagavad Gita! More on Bhagavad Gita here- http://www.bhagavadgitasummary.com
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      Jun 10 2013: Very interesting Vijay. I'm not that familiar with what I presume is bramin or Hindu beliefs.

      Are you implying the Bhagavad Gita is more reliable than Bible because it is older? I guess there are beliefs even older than this.

      Any reason why this revelation, writings and belief system is more reliable than any other major religious beliefs?

      Any evidence pointing to the key claims being correct?

      E.g. I'm not aware of any convincing proof of reincarnation or spiritual type souls for that matter.Not sure how the cosmic cycles align with 13.5 billion year old universe. Not sure how you would prove these.
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        Jun 10 2013: As per Bhagavad Gita moment God Almighty exploded self with a big bang... all pure souls atmans scattered all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds. In the melee, hurtling souls' atmans gathered impurities similar as a rolling ball gathers moss. To cleanse self of dross impurities within starts cosmic life cycle of every soul atman. It is through maze of 8.4 million bodies... every soul atman finally reached cosmic end of life when human beings gained enlightenment!

        As per doctrine of Maya (veil of illusion) propagated by Adi Shankaracharya... other than God Almighty (Brahman in Hinduism) nothing exists in cosmos. Only when perceived from senses point of view things appeared solid... in reality, all was gaseous formation. Everything in cosmos was made up of basic building block of cosmos... clusters of atoms and molecules.

        As per doctrine of Maya if we say present cosmos has a boundary... then what beyond? If we assume that present cosmos does not have a boundary... then it could only exist in thoughts of God Almighty! Spiritual precepts detailed in Bhagavad Gita were difficult to understand... prime reason why in last 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over only Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana finally reached god in their lifetime.

        As per Bhagavad Gita... concepts of spirituality could never be understood by limited power of senses! It was only absolute faith in God Almighty that made spiritual journey possible. Just as we could recognize presence of a flower by its fragrance... we also recognized presence of God Almighty in day-to-day affairs of life!

        Furthermore, entire lifespan of a soul atman consisting of 8.4 million manifestations was one single span of life... totally unbroken, uninterrupted! After death on mother earth... based on residual balance of karma of that moment the soul atman immediately manifested a new body. Death in cosmic system truly carried no meaning.
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          Jun 10 2013: thanks Vijay for expanding on what you believe.

          I'm still not sure why you have confidence that this is all true.

          How can I confirm this is true? Or is it a faith position?

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