Yes! God can be known and realized
Harsewak Singh, Majitha, Distt. Amritsar, Punjab
Most of the time, people say that God is omnipresent, he is everywhere. But the question is, Can God, who is formless, though omnipresent, be known and realized?
And the answer is Yes. God can be known and realized , not merely by reciting the scriptures or performing rituals but by the grace and guidance of a Spiritual Guide or True Master, as is evident from the following scriptural quotations :
Neither by study of Vedas, nor by penance, nor by charity nor by ritual can I be seen in this form, as you have seen me.
--Gita : 11:53
How can God be found from anywhere except from the Teacher (Guru), who is able to say, “This is.”
--Kath Upanishada 2:6:12
Listen to the word of the True Master and behold God by your side.
---Adi Granth, P. 295
I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
--Bible (John 14:6)
Now ask the Wise concerning God.
The moment we are blessed with the God-vision (God-knowledge), the word ‘That’ that we had been using (in ignorance) for the Omnipresent God, changes into ‘This’ :
This Lord is the best refuge;
This Lord is the supreme refuge.
---Kath Upanishada 1:2:17
This is God, your Lord.
--Quran 6:103, 10:3, 35:13, 40:62
For this God is our God for ever and ever.
-Bible (Psalms 48:14)
This is, O monks, an unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed Were there not, O Monks, this unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, unformed, there would be no escape from the world of the born, originated, created, formed.
---Lord Buddha (The Gospel of Buddha, p. 67)
Blessed with the divine vision (God-knowledge) by the grace of True Master, the blessee perceives God all around and ecstatically exclaims :
This is here,
This is there,
This is everywhere!
This alone is !!!!!