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Image(s) of ‘GOD’ from Hinduism and Christian/Jewism Scriptures!

30 Apr

 

 

What’s the image of GOD?

 Now that we know God is outside us..we try to understand whats the image of God? Firstly DOES HE HAVE ANY IMAGE?

mm.. to know whats the image of GOD lets look what ‘The Religious Scriptures’ had to say in it.

 

I begin with Hinduism:

 

Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 Verse 19:

 “Na tasya pratima asti”

 “There is no likeness of Him”

 (The Principal Upanishad by S.RadhaKrishnan pg 736&737 and in the Sacred Books of East, Volume 15, The Upanishads Part 2, Page no 253)

 

          Soo..there is no likeness of Him..whatever we portray as God should not have any likeness to anything we see in this world..

  

O my Hindu Readers!

   Dont your God(s) look like humans? may be animals too??

 

Think.. stop0think!

 

Yajur Ved Chapter 32 Verse 3:

 “na tasya pratima asti”

 “There is no image of Him”

 (The Yajurveda by Devi Chand M.A. pg. 377)

 

           wow..what a clear-cut verse!

 

Look O Hindus, ‘Your’ Scripture says ‘There is no image for God’ .

You have ‘thousands of images’ for God.

What are you doing hun..?

 

Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 verse 20:

“na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam”.

“His form cannot be seen, no one sees Him with the eye”.

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 737)

(And in Sacred books of the East Volume 15, the Upanishad part II, Page no. 253)

 

           Got it? His form can never be seen. So who saw God and told you that He got 10 heads and 20 hands and He has snake in His head??

 Really.. WHO TOLD YOU THAT?

 

Yajurved Chapter 40 Verse 9:

“Andhatma pravishanti ye assambhuti mupaste”

“They enter darkness, those who worship natural things.”

           E.g. worship of natural elements air, water, fire, trees etc.

It further continues and says,

“They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e. created things”

          E.g. created things such as table, chair, idols etc.

(Yajurveda Samhita by Ralph T. H. Griffith pg. 538)

 

      I really don’t want to interpret this, DO I?

You yourself can understand what you are doing now will make you ‘SINK DEEPER IN DARKNESS!’.

 

To my Hindu Readers!

     Seriously I am asking you ‘one question’ HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE READ YOUR SCRIPTURES ‘FULLY’?

Why don’t you follow it then?

 

WHY……..?????

 

I just don’t understand 😦

You are contradicting your Scriptures and that’s not Hinduism anymore!

 

PLEASE THINK!

 

I will now move to the ‘Abrahamic Religions’:

            In all Abrahamic Religions ‘idolatory’ is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

    Within Christianity, Protestants strictly prohibit idols and the ‘Catholics’ are quite ‘convinced’ that ‘God has created man in his form’ so it is ‘OK’ to worship God as man. (??!!)

 

The well-known popular ‘Ten Commandments’ (RSV Exodus 20:3-6) are:

“You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

 

         Look.. we should not make any image in the likeness of anything above the ‘heaven’..

 

So.. Michelangelo’s images of GOD .. RIGHT OR WRONG?

 

Exodus 20: 3-5

“Those who hate God make false images of things in heaven and
worship them.”

             mm.. so ‘YOU’ are ‘God-Haters’ or ‘God-Lovers’?

  

Deuteronomy 7:25

“The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire.”

                 woww.. quite SERIOUS.. isn’t it?

 

Exodus 34:12-14

“12)Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

13) But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

14) For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”

 

          So it not only prohibits making images of God but it also ORDERS TO DESTROY THOSE IMAGES.

 

Exodus 20:5

“You shall not worship them.” (False idols and images).

                    NO..NEVER..DONT DO IT..!!

STOP!

 

In the ‘Torah’:

           In a number of places, the Hebrew Bible makes clear that God has no shape or form, and is utterly incomparable; thus no idol, image, idea, or anything comparable to creation could ever capture God’s essence.

For example, when the Israelites were by God in Deut. 4:15, they see no shape or form.  

         The Bible has many terms for idolatry, and their usage represents the horror with which they filled the writers of the Bible.

 

Thus idols were stigmatized as,

1. “non-God” (Deut. 32:17, 21; Jer. 2:11),

2. “things of naught” (Lev. 19:4 et passim),

3. “vanity” (Deut. 32),

4. “iniquity” (1 Sam. 15:23),

5. “wind and confusion” (Isa. 41:29 ),

6. “the dead” (Ps. 106:28),

7. “carcasses” (Lev. 26:30; Jer. 16:18),

8. “a lie” (Isa. 44:20 et passim), and similar epithets.

  

To my Christian Readers!

What is the authenticity that Jesus (Peace be upon him) looked like what you have? What is the proof?

Did Jesus (Peace be upon him) was white-face blue-eyed American? Where did you get this from?

It was hundred years after the disappearance of Jesus (Peace be upon him), they dreamt all these ‘false’ images of him. Most of them are the ‘products’ of Roman Catholic Church and some very unGodly people!.

I am not accusing your scriptures. I am accusing your actions WHICH CONTRADICT YOUR SCRIPTURES!

 

I know of ‘few’ Hindus and ‘few’ Christians/Jews who do not favour idol worship.. GOOD FOR THEM!

But.. quite a handful of people can’t hide something which is happening apparently within their religion..so THINK!

Sought the help of 'wikipedia'.

 

To be continued…

Up next: Image(s) of ‘GOD’ in Sikhism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism!

 

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God Inside OR Outside?

26 Apr

 

God Inside or Outside?

       Nowadays, we getta common reply from people, “God is no where outside. He is now here ‘inside me’. I just need to realize Him within myself and thats the purpose of life.”

I dont understand whether they know what they are speaking about?!

 Lemme try to make them know/realize.

Well..to me.. those who say ‘No God’ and those who say ‘God inside me’ are the same.

The former denies God because of his ignorance and the later denies God even after knowing His presence.

          Yep..the second group knows there is a God. Their knowledge will never comfort them denying Him. So what they do, “Ok..God is there bt let him be there ‘inside me'”.

Hmm…

Lemme ask 4 questions to them,

Is God inside you? meaning Are You God?

1. My God created this world and whats inside in it. Bring me another world IF YOU CAN?

2. My God makes the sun to rise from the east. Make it rise from west IF YOU CAN?

3. Try to stop the ‘soul’ which my God takes away..IF YOU CAN?

4. Ehh..juz create a ‘house-fly’ like the one which my God created?

Afterall, you cant even create a ‘house-fly’ and YOU ARE GOD? YOU HAVE GOD INSIDE YOURSELF?

WHATS YOUR EXPLANATION OF GOD IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Unless and untill these kinda ‘evil thoughts’ are erased, there will be people ‘DENYING GOD’.

Islaam just plucks it ‘from its root’!

Two things you need to knw in Islam:

Point 1:

     The CREATOR is NOT EQUAL to the CREATIONS.

There is a ‘clear’ ‘distinct’ difference between the Creator and His Creations.

Both will have its similarities ‘only’ in ‘wordings’.

For example:

I see and my God sees.

But for me to see, I need eyes, light. Eventhough if I hv them, I can see only a limited distance.

But my God dont need an eye ‘like us’, no need of light and His vision comprises ‘everything’.

Nothing can escape His sight.

He knows what enters this earth and what leaves it!

“He knows that which goes into the earth and that which comes forth from it, and that which descend from the heaven and that which ascends to it. And He is the Most Merciful, the OftForgiving.” [AlQur’aan Chapter Sheba 34:2]

             Because of this we dont worship, ‘man-made’ idols.

Wherever we see, people make God as ‘humans’ or ‘animals’.

Definitely, Islam saves people from the ‘evil’ of worshiping the ‘Creations’.

Point 2:

THE CREATOR WILL NOT BE INSIDE HIS CREATIONS.

Because of this, we NEVER say God is inside a stone, God is inside a tree, God is inside a cow, God is inside you, God is inside me.

All these are the creations of God. God will not be there inside His creations. If there, then He is not a God.

          And because we say God is inside us, some will say, “No God is more inside me than You. SO WORSHIP ME” (??!!)

     YOU GOT THE EVIL WHICH IT ENDS UP WITH?

Just a small thought,

We decay inside this earth when we die. Then what happens to the God inside us? He decays too?

    We believe, God will put some of us into Hell. This means God puts Himself into Hell?

I will NOT attribute sucha ‘disgusting‘ thing to my God. I ask His protection !

      

Dont look God as an INTERNAL ATTRIBUTE or as an INTERNAL CHARACTERISTIC. He is OUTSIDE us..He is an EXTERNAL ENTITY…. AN EVER LIVING EXTERNAL ENTITY!

When there was ‘nothing’ HE WAS THERE!

When everything will be destroyed ‘to nothing’, ONLY HE WILL BE THERE!

“And do not invoke any other diety with Allah. There is no deity worthy of worship except Him. Everything will be destroyed except His Face. His is the judgement, and to Him you will be returned.” [AlQur’aan Chapter The Stories 28:88]

These two points are ‘life vein’ of Islaam.

These two points makes Islaam ‘distinct’ from other religions.

Finally, I will say what Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him) said,

Indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah.” [AlQur’aan Chapter: The Cattle 6:79]

Coming up Next: Image(s) of ‘GOD’ from Hinduism and Christian Scriptures!

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