Who is God? by Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh, Ex-Professor, P.A.U., Ludhiana Know Him on your own without any intermediary. Today, everybody is searching for a satisfactory answer to the age-old question, “What or Who is God?” All are anxious to know whether He/She is there or not. The definitions of God as given by different religions are not verifiable by the standard scientific methods. This has made some people disbelieve in God. To know the answer, we have first to define God as precisely as we can. It is only after we agree on the definition of God that we can decide whether He exists or not. The fact is that God defies any definition. It is a word with most complex meanings and connotations. The difficulty arises because God is a Spiritual Being and we have to describe Him in terms of the material world. It is like measuring the value of gold in terms of currency bills that have no intrinsic value, and the face value of which varies in each country. The language of God is love. It is not expressible in words of any of the thousands of languages we humans use to communicate with each other. The language of love is understood only by the heart. Agreed, we are unable to write or speak this language but all of us can experience it, feel it and enjoy it. The faculty of love (the sixth sense) provided to us by the Lord opens the door to His court and helps us to communicate with Him. This is the only way we can understand Him. No intellectual calculations, however complex they may be, will ever help us to define or describe God. According to the dictionary, God is the creator and the ruler of the universe; eternal and infinite; omnipotent and omniscient; Almighty, Supreme Being. The definitions given by different faiths do not disagree with any of the above descriptions of God. Other qualities of God generally accepted are that He is omnipresent, incomprehensible, immanent and transcendent. Further, God has been described as gracious, kind and caring for all creation. Some also believe that God created eternal Heaven for the comfort of faithful people after their death; they also believe in Hell where all non-believers who ignore His commandments will suffer forever. How do we realize Him? And if He is there how do we enjoy His blessings? A very brief historical review of the revelation of God may help us to understand the answer.