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DOES GOD EXIST? WHO IS GOD? IS SCRIPTURE THE WORD OF GOD?
Therefore the necessity of finding the cause of all causes (in creation) & source of everything that exists within creation. DOES GOD EXIST? Does God Exist? Is Scripture the word of God? Necessity of Understanding “GOD” Human Life is meant to solve the real problem of life To solve the problem in any field one must know the root cause of the problem.
Proof of Existence of “GOD” Creation Implies a Creator eg. Newton’s model Law implies a law maker eg. State law Does God Exist? Is Scripture the word of God? Complex material nature with all its laws implies a higher intelligence & thus an intelligent person - “GOD” Definition of God Cause of all causes & the source of everything that exists Supreme controller Supreme proprietor Supreme Enjoyer.
Does God Exist? Is Scripture the word of God? IS SCRIPTURE THE WORD OF GOD? How to acquire knowledge of God and from Whom? Pratyaksha Praman - Direct Sense perception Unreliable due to four defects a) Imperfect Senses b) Being Illusioned c) Tendency to commit mistakes d) Tendency to cheat Anuman Praman - Knowledge through Inference eg frog in the well Shabda Praman - Hearing from Authority. eg son wanting to know his father
Does God Exist? Is Scripture the word of God? Two Systems of Gaining knowledge Inductive Deductive Need to hear from Spiritual Authority We have no choice Saves time and inconvenience It is safe. Test of Authority Opinion does not change It has stood the test of time It has not been proved wrong.
Does God Exist? Is Scripture the word of God? What are Vedas ? Vedas means knowledge. Vedas are original scriptures Scripture is the sound representation of God i.e. Sruti Vedic scriptures are infallible. Examples : Bhugol has saptadvipa cow dung, tulsi, conshshell human embryology fire bacteria future predictions
Why Different Scriptures? Different scriptures are meant for different audience and are revealed according to time, place and circumstances. eg different dictionaries explaination of an expert doctor The essence is always the same Important Scriptures for Kali-yuga Bhagavad Gita Srimad Bhagvatam. Does God Exist? Is Scripture the word of God?