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Does God Exist?

Is Scripture the word
of God?
Does God Exist?

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.
• Therefore the necessity of finding the cause of all causes
(in creation) & source of everything that exists within
creation.
Does

GOD
really exist?
EXISTENCE OF

GOD
AS A CONCRETE
PRINCIPLE
Proof of Existence of God

❧ Creation implies Creator
eg of Newton’s Model

❧ Everything in this world is
created by someone
Created by
Seiko

Manufactured by
Dell
Taj Mahal
Built by
Shahajahan

Manufactured by Benz
Who is the creator?
Who is the
creator?
Mona Lisa
Artist: Leonardo
da Vinci
Landscape
Artist: David Copenhagen
Landscape
Artist: John
Green
Who is the
ARTIST?
SPACE
Technology
Satellite
Control Room
Satellite Monitoring

Round-the-clock critical observation
of the critical parameters
Critical Parameters to monitor

1. Orientation 5. Earth-Satellite
distance
2. Spin
3. Velocity 6. Heat dissipation

4. Orbit decay 7. Cosmic
corrections radiation
Earth
21
Mass: 6x10 metric tons

Speed around the
Sun: 106,000 kmph

Earth
Earth
Who is in
Control?
ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE
Artificial Intelligence
Dept. of Artificial Intelligence,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
The Most Sophisticated
Computer in the Universe

Human
Brain
The human
brain can store
more
information
than all the
libraries in the
world.
-Dr Richard Restak, MD
Author, The Brain
The human brain is made
of a trilliion
brain cells.
…and each one of these
is more powerful
and sophisticated
than most computers
around the planet today.
- Dr. Tony Buzon
British Psychologist, educator
& author.
Who made the
natural
intelligence
of this incredibly
complex
computer:

THE HUMAN BRAIN
Look at the
ground
reality
WHO
DECIDES ?
We choose
• A job

• A wife or a husband

• The type of car

• An apartment

• And many more things
We don’t choose

• Our parents

• Our beauty

• Our intelligence
WHO CHOOSES ?
AND ON
WHAT BASIS ?
IS IT BY
CHANCE?
We see
order and
systematic
arrangement
in the
universe…
Laws of
Mechanics
Laws of
Physical
Optics
Laws of
thermodynamics
Macro world

Precise laws of
mathematical
accuracy
govern this
Micro world
world
How can our
birth, beauty,
intelligence…
only be
random
events ?
Isn’t there a
law that
govern these ?
Definition of God

❧ Cause of all causes and the source of
everything that exists
❧ Supreme Controller
❧ Supreme Proprietor
❧ Supreme Enjoyer
Is Scripture the word of God?

How to acquire knowledge of God and From
whom?
3 Ways of Gaining knowledge
1.Pratyaksha Praman – Direct sense
perception
Unreliable due to four defects
● Imperfect Senses
● Being Illusioned
● Tendency to commit mistakes
● Tendency to cheat
3 Ways of Gaining Knowledge

2. Anuman Praman – Knowledge through
inference
eg frog in the well
3 Ways of Gaining Knowledge
3. Shabda Praman – Hearing from Authority
Eg of son wanting to know father.
Two Systems of Gaining knowledge

❧ Inductive
❧ Deductive
Inductive
(Ascending)

Trying to find the
truth by one’s own
endeavor or
speculation
Deductive
(Descending)

To learn the truth by
accepting an
authority & inquiring
from him
How can an ant living in one
corner of this classroom know
about...
What are the latest
developments in Afghanistan?
The wars in the other side of the
globe?
Who is
President of
United States
of America ?
Arafat &
ethnic
conflicts in
Palestine and
Lebanon
Logically speaking ant can
never know through its own
efforts through ASCENDING
PROCESS of acquiring
knowledge
Ground Reality...

Its tooooo...
small & has
limited sense
perception
Then how can we go about
understanding GOD who is creator
of infinite gigantic UNIVERSES?
We have no choice...

...but to accept the descending
method of acquiring
knowledge
Accept an authority & learn the truth
by inquiring submissively.
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
What are Vedas?
❧ Vedas means books of Knowledge
❧ Vedas are original scriptures
❧ Scripture is the sound representation of God
i.e. sruti
❧ Vedic scriptures are infallible
Examples from Vedas
❧ Bhugol has saptdvipa
❧ Cow dung has medicinal qualities
❧ 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.

Pocket Dictionary Chambers Dictionary
Elementary School
Maths
5-3=2

High School
3 - 5 = -2
Maths

College Maths, Differential
Calculus, Integral
Ph.D. Maths Calculus etc.,

All are Mathematics; Still the level of
knowledge is different.
Knowledge given according to time,
place and circumstances

❧ “ Do not have sex with your mother and sister” -
16th Surah of The Koran
❧ “Thou Shall Not Kill” – Ten Commandments, Bible
❧ Bhagavad Gita spoken to Arjuna – Best human being
when Indian Civilisation was at it’s best
❧ Srimad Bhagavatam spoken to Ascetics dedicated to
performing sacrifices for the welfare of humanity
Different Religions, Same message
Essence of all the major scriptures
2. God is one and love of god
3. Obedience to the laws of god
4. Service to god
5. Return to the kingdom of god
Why Different Scriptures?

Although all empowered messengers of God
have the same message they restrict their
teachings to what their audience can digest.
Lord Sri Krishna tells Arjuna in
Bhagavad Gita,
‘jnanam te ‘ham sa-vijnanam
idam vaksyamy asesatah
Yaj jnatva neha bhuyo ‘nyaj
jnatavyam avasisyate’
“I shall now declare unto you in full this
knowledge both phenomenal and nomenal,
by knowing which there shall remain
nothing further to be known.” [BG 7.2]
All religions – Same message
1. ‘Love Thy God with all thy soul and all
thy might’ (Bible)
2. Islam means ‘complete surender’
3. ‘sarva dharman parityajya mam ekam
saranam vraja’ (Bhagavad Gita)
Abandon all varieties of religion and just
surrender to Me’
5. Glorification of Holy Name – 99 names of
Allah, 1000 names of Visnu, ‘Hallowed
by Thy Name’ (Bible)
Important Scriptures for Kali Yuga