A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-2-15.





Chapter-2. The Process of Creation-15.

The glory of God is the subject of the Srimad Bhagavata.

How can the glory of God be described?

Is it possible for any mind to think what greatness God is?

Whatever we say about Him is like a shadow in comparison to the radiance of the sun of the Supreme Being.

Whatever we lack in our personality and find inadequate in this world, we seem to place it in God.

We consider the opposite of all the defects of this world as the qualities of God.

Everything is dying in this world, so we say God is deathless; everything is finite in this world, so we say God is infinite; everything is found only in one place in this world, so we say God is everywhere; everybody knows only certain things in this world, so we say God knows everything; everybody has a little strength, so we say God is all-powerful.

That is to say, we are unable to positively describe what God Himself is, so we describe God as a counterpart of the defects and inadequacies that we see in creation.

What other things can we say about God?

Nobody has seen Him. We have only a feeling about Him, which we arrive at as a conclusion, as an inference from the circumstances of life and the difficulties we are passing through.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  .....