Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


14. How can the Unimaginable God be known and seen?

वेदाहमैक्षदित्यविरोध औपाधिकं हि।१४।
vedāhamaikṣadityavirodha aupādhikaṁ hi|14|

The Veda says that God is known and seen. This does not contradict the above-said unimaginable nature of God. These statements only refer to the medium into which God has entered.


The Veda says that God is not seen by the eyes. But the same Veda says elsewhere that a fortunate devotee sees God (Kashchit dhirah…). Similarly, the Veda says that God alone knows God. But the same Veda says that a devotee knows God (Vedaahametam…). This seems to be a contradiction in the Veda. Actually, there is no contradiction because God enters a medium for the sake of devotees. Then the medium is charged by God and the verbs like known, seen etc., apply to the charged medium and not to the original God.

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