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Is God Cognizable?
 


Is God Cognizable?


Vladimir Antonov


Translated from Russian
by Vladimir Antonov
and Hiero Nani




Is God cognizable? Yes, but not for everyone.

In order to cognize Him, it is important to have correct notions about Him.

For example if one imagines Him as an invisible person flying on a cloud or sitting on a king’s throne in heaven or on some planet, or anything like that — then God is incognizable. Because there is no such God!

God has nothing to do with a three-leafed symbol, though such a fantasy exists in Catholicism!

In reality there is God, but He is different. And in order to cognize and study Him, one needs another approach to this task: not an approach of zealots of a religious sect but a scientific approach — that is the approach of people who possess a broad scientific outlook and knowledge, in particular the knowledge about the structure of the multidimensional universe.

Also one needs to take into account that God cannot be cognized with the use of material tools. He is a Consciousness (Spirit), and therefore He can be cognized only by a human consciousness developed to the necessary level.

For this purpose one needs:

a) to have an adequate understanding of where we have to search for Him;

b) to correspond with the personal qualities to what God wants us to be, because He allows only such people to come to Him; this concerns, first of all, the ethical impeccability and subtlety of the consciousness;

c) to posses the entirety of knowledge about the psycho-energetical methods of self-development, also to be well-developed in this aspect.

There are sects denying completely the possibility for man to cognize God. Moreover, they can even prohibit personal efforts on spiritual self-development: allegedly this makes one become proud, and this is the most terrible sin! Such sects allow only praying: when one endlessly beseeches God to grant salvation from earthly troubles and from going to hell… Of course, for the members of such sects God is also incognizable!

He is incognizable also for those who seek only personal “salvation” in paradise; such people believe that they can guarantee paradise for themselves by repeating certain mantras or prayers, or by doing other things of that kind, like participation in certain rituals.

No: God wants us to aspire to Perfection, like the Perfection of the Creator! Jesus Christ also commanded this: “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect!” (Matt 5:48)

Jesus also taught that the Heavenly Kingdom (that is the Abode of the Creator) is achieved thanks to one’s own personal efforts! (Matt 11:12)

“I and the Father are One”, Jesus Christ said about Himself (John 10:30). And “Learn from Me!” (Matt 11:29).

… Someone may ask: “Why does He need this?”

We have discussed this subject many times in our books, films, and articles [2-3,5-7,10-12]. Here let us just mention briefly the main points.

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In reality, God in the aspect of the Creator does not resemble, at all, either the human appearance or the appearance of any animal! He is an infinite in size and eternal in time Ocean of Living Consciousness, which is perceived as Living Light (or Light-Fire), abiding in the deepest stratum of the multidimensional Absolute*. He is really perfect! And yet He exists in the state of His further development.

It is for this purpose that the Creator creates material “islands” — stars and planets — from the protomatter existing in cosmic space. And then He incarnates souls into material bodies on the planets suitable for this purpose.

Material organic bodies are created by Him so that they are capable of reproduction — through sexual and other ways of multiplication. Moreover, thanks to the mechanism of genetic mutations controlled by Him, the process of appearing of new biological species takes place.

That is, on an inhabited planet two parallel processes of evolution take place: a) the evolution of plants, animals, and other organic forms of life, and b) the evolution of souls incarnated in these bodies; souls that go through a series of incarnations in more and more complex organic forms.

The acme of this process of the development of souls (individual consciousnesses) is the human being. The task of people is to strive to develop themselves to the Divine Perfection and then to merge with the Primordial Consciousness. It is for this purpose that the entire manifested world of the Creation with everything happening in it exists: thanks to this final stage of the evolution of individual consciousnesses infusing into Him and merging with Him, our Creator enriches Himself with new perfect Souls.

Therefore it becomes clear that the Primordial Consciousness (which is called also the Creator, God-the-Father, and by other names in different human languages) is the collective We of Everybody Who has infused into Him*.

And Those Who come out again from the Abode of the Primordial Consciousness into the Creation for the sake of providing spiritual help to incarnate beings are called Holy Spirits*. There are many of Them working on the Earth. We have published biographies of some of Them in the book [3].

If such a Representative of the Creator incarnates into a human body with the purpose of providing spiritual help to us more efficiently, then He is called (in different languages) Messiah, Christ, Avatar.

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The entirety of these processes on all the planets suitable for this purpose in the boundless universe — is the most important element of the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness, i.e. the Evolution of God in the Aspects of the Creator and the entire Absolute.

Therefore the task of every one of us does not consist in dedicating the life to entertainments and reproduction (at best) or in striving to go to paradise; but it consists in developing ourselves with the purpose of achieving the Perfection indicated by God.

What does one need to do for realization of this task?

First one has to study and to apply to oneself the ethical principles suggested to us by God. The main point here is to destroy one’s own egocentrism. It is egocentrism that is the foundation of our vices and calamities, including selfishness, ambitiousness, envy, offensiveness, jealousy, vindictiveness, irritability, angriness, etc. We have to strive to analyze such qualities of ourselves with the mind — and then to struggle against them in ourselves, in particular with the help of the method of repentance*.

With the help of the mind we can rid ourselves of dominant negative thoughts, for example: thinking ill of someone or something. When such thoughts occur, one needs just to switch the thinking process to a positive direction: to think about struggling with one’s own imperfections, about other efforts on the spiritual Path, about God, about helping others.

It is very difficult to overcome such vices without the use of special methods of psychical self-regulation [2] based on working with the chakras. Let me note that all such vices disappear with time if together with doing aforementioned intellectual work one learns to live by the spiritual heart.

The development of the intellect is very important for achieving success on the spiritual Path. Without a developed intellect one cannot overcome vices! And the inability of masses of people to understand the falsity of numerous sectarian pseudo-spiritual concepts also results from a lack of wisdom in these people.

Love, Wisdom, Power, and the highest Subtlety of the consciousness — these are the main qualities of the Creator and of His Representatives. Therefore, on the path to Perfection, we have to develop ourselves in these directions.

We cognize Perfection in the aspect of Love first of all through compassion for all beings and care for them, also through development of ourselves as spiritual hearts. Help everyone in everything good, strive to never offend anyone! — by accepting and following this principle we can significantly accelerate our development in this direction.

Man gains wisdom through accumulation of useful knowledge and through creativity. It is very important that the intellectual activity not be only about helping oneself but be an element of one’s service to God, which is manifested as service to people, spiritual service first of all.

As for the power aspect of the consciousness, it is directly related to the size of the consciousness. An individual consciousness can develop not only in qualitative aspect, like getting rid of certain qualities, features. It can also grow or diminish in size. The process of soul’s growth in natural conditions is related to the level of one’s vigor, energy. And its quantitative degradation is caused by dominant and depressive emotions, for example a chronic feeling of offense, suppression, despair, etc.

There is a possibility to grow the consciousness in size with the use of special meditative techniques.

On the Path of spiritual self-development, only the growth of a subtle consciousness (not of a coarse one) is valuable. The subtlety of the consciousness is achieved first through emotional attunement with everything beautiful in the world of the Creation, and then through attunement and Mergence with the Holy Spirit, then with the Primordial Consciousness in Its Abode.

And the development of coarseness of the consciousness leads one to hell — to the “cesspool” of the Evolutionary Process.

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Is it clear now that the tendency to beg from God, which is so typical of many people, is one of the grossest mistakes? It results in the growth of egocentrism in people, in particular in one of its most despising forms — in the form of parasitism. “I want!”, “Give me!”, “Give, give, give!” — this is the opposite of what the Creator wants to see in us!

And He wants that we learn love-giving, giving of ourselves to Him and to deserving people!

God is Love (1 John 4:8; 4:16) and become closer to God (James 4:8) — thus the Apostles expressed in Their Epistles the basics of the Teachings of Jesus Christ. And one can become closer to the Creator only by beginning to transform oneself into Love — to transform the qualities of the soul. And one has to understand that egocentric passions and desires regarded by many non-spiritual people as “love” are nothing but a travesty of the true love.

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Where can we find the Creator?

He is present everywhere. One does not need to go to space or climb mountains to find Him. He is present inside our bodies in particular, as it was told by Jesus Christ (Luke 17:21). Yet He abides in another — the subtlest — spatial dimension. From this dimension He sees everything taking place in the Creation, everything happening with every one of us. But an ordinary person cannot see Him. In order to see Him one needs to make corresponding spiritual efforts on transformation of oneself. And then the Creator becomes available for cognition and direct communication with Him. Where? — In the depths of one’s own developed spiritual heart.

Blissful are pure in heart for they shall see God, said Jesus Christ (Matt 5:8).

The methods of development of the spiritual heart and submergence into its depth, how to cognize the Creator and to merge with Him — all these methods given to us by Him were described in our books and demonstrated in our films.

Apostle Philip wrote in His Gospel [3]: “I say this to those who are not just interested in the words ‘the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’, but who gain Them truly for themselves… Verily, one can gain Them by the blessing of God in the realization of all the fullness of the power of the Cross, which was called by the apostles the Right-and-Left. The One, Who has cognized this, is no longer a Christian but a Christ.” Philip speaks here about one of the highest meditations performed from the Abode of the Creator, from the state of Mergence with Him.

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The knowledge that we discuss here cannot be called new. The same knowledge was brought to people by Messiahs embodied in Atlantis, ancient Egypt, China, India, North and South Americas, Arabia, European countries, and the countries of southeast Asia [3]. Yet this information received from God was forgotten or lost; the texts of the holy books were understood incorrectly; their translations into modern languages were perverted, sometimes to the opposite…

At present time, the growing levels of drug addiction, suicide, and criminality (out of selfish motives or as a manifestation of dull aggression) in many countries considering themselves “cultural” and “civilized” clearly show that the population of these countries does not have true purposes in life. And this in turn indicates the falsity of the philosophical concepts that dominate on our planet.

Therefore there is the necessity of integration of the knowledge imparted to people by God and of spreading it in the form of Teachings of God expressed in a simple and clear for everyone form.

Thanks to extending the biological research on the non-incarnate forms of life done by the author of this article, scientist-biologist and by his colleagues, a new direction of modern science was formed — methodology of spiritual development. The theoretical knowledge and methods of this direction* allows deserving people to cognize God in the aspect of the Creator, in the aspect of the Holy Spirit, and in the aspect of the Absolute. Those who achieve success on this Path do not doubt for example the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin: they see non-incarnate Jesus Christ in the same appearance as on the photographs made from this Shroud. Their communication with living Jesus, as with other Divine Teachers (Holy Spirits) becomes as easy and natural as with incarnate people.* And these Representatives of the Creator become personal Higher Teachers and guide Their disciples into Their common Abode — the Abode of the Creator.

… Everyone can accept and apply to themselves the information presented in this article — as much as one can comprehend. But it will be even more useful — for the formation of the personal destiny and for contributing to the Process of the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness — to help other people in this task. Especially much can be done in this direction by those who are capable now of influencing the worldview of masses of people — for example, on the scale of whole countries.

I wish you success!

Bibliography


1. Antonov V.V. — God Speaks. Textbook on Religion. Polus, Saint Petersburg, 2002.

2. Antonov V.V. — Ecopsychology. New Atlanteans, Lakefield, 2008.

3. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present. New Atlanteans, Lakefield, 2008.

4. Antonov V.V. — What Is Truth? New Atlanteans, Lakefield, 2008 (in Russian).

5. Antonov V.V. — Evolution of Consciousness. New Atlanteans, Lakefield, 2008 (in Russian).


 
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