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The Way Of God

Discussion in 'Essays on Sikhism' started by Claudia G. S. Martins, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Claudia G. S. Martins

    Claudia G. S. Martins
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    Jul 23, 2004
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    The first thing is that God's the first being; and that He existed before
    anything or anyone else, and will continue to exist after everything and
    everyone is gone.

    Were we to somehow or another appear out of nowhere and come upon reality
    for the first time, the first being we'd notice - the most obvious and
    preeminent Being - would be God. Simply because we hadn't yet had a chance
    to take His presence for granted, and hadn't yet been waylaid by all the
    other things that have us overlook Him.

    God will eventually prove to have existed before everything else, too. But
    knowing that would come later, after we'd have withstood the shock and stun
    of catching sight of His presence in the first place.

    Again, we're also told that He will continue to exist after everything and
    everyone is gone. Why would we need to know that, too?

    God's ineffable presence defines reality and gives it it's heft. And that by
    being the first and last, He is the better part of the whole.

    God - and God alone - both created and maintains everything.

    Simply put, that comes to deny the power of anything or anyone else to truly
    and utterly create out of the blue (despite our own personal fantasies and
    vainglory). And it comes to underscore the fact that God not only created
    us, he also maintains our beings moment by moment.

    Claudia G. S. Martins
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