Meditation and Belief in God
"I think consequently I am" Rene Descartes sought to prove the existence of God via a certain mental process. Descartes suggested that because he thinks, it should be accurate that he exists. Furthermore he goes on to ascertain that if he exists and existence is basically great, then life should have been offered by God. This is a rather brief summary of Descartes arguments nevertheless it leaves us feeling unsatisfied to say the least.
2. Can God be proved via intellectual rational? The nature of God or the Supreme Being is that he embodies a consciousness far beyond the domain of the human intellect. To describe and feel the attributes of immortality and infinity are not feasible for the human thoughts. Therefore to prove the existence or otherwise of God via words alone is very tough it is like trying to clarify the beauty of a sunset to a man who is blind.
3. Spiritual encounter. One concept of God is that God embodies infinite peace, light and delight. God is not so a lot a person but a consciousness that can be felt through spiritual physical exercise. If we meditate on God and feel the presence of inner peace and light, this is the real evidence that there is a higher energy. Our spiritual experiences will not prove God's existence to other people we can only ever prove the existence of God to ourselves.
"They proved to me by convincing reasons that God does not exist, and I believed them. Afterwards I saw God, for He came and embraced me. And now which am I to believe, the reasoning of other people or my own encounter?"
- Sri Aurobindo
4. God and religious Texts. Many acquire belief or non belief through the examination of religious texts. Some say the divine inspiration of religious texts proves there is a God. However others argue that inconsistency's and contradictions in religious texts prove otherwise. At best religious and spiritual texts can give a glimpse of elements of the divine but spiritual books cannot alone prove God.
5. What is God? Some people discover it hard to express belief in God, however they think in numerous elements of God. They may have faith in doing the correct factor or "performing unto others as you would have carried out to yourself". For example Lord Buddha by no means used the term God this was because he felt that God could not be adequately expressed utilizing words. Nevertheless the Buddha did refer to infinity, immortality and the bliss of nirvana. In speaking about these concepts the Buddha was referring to the Supreme Being in an indirect way. Thus although some people may not think in the term "God" expressed in religious traditions, they may nonetheless believe in some type of "higher power" or force of good. Whether they refer to "God" is of secondary importance. What ever name we give to God doesn't change the nature of God.
6. Meditation and God. It is in meditation that we can quieten the thoughts and turn out to be aware of a higher transcendental consciousness which is our genuine self. It is only through meditation that we can have a real sense of belief in God.