Is this close to your idea of God?


Oct 2, 2017
3. God is endless above and below the universe. There is no place, or even the smallest particle that it does not permeate.
4. God permeates all of the water, land, wood, and stone. Not a single being is without it.
5. Just as water is in and around water animals, in the same way, this pure God is in and around all living beings.
6. However, this simile with water is not entirely appropriate, because there are dry places which exist apart from water, while it is not possible that anyone can ever go outside of God.
7. If one tries to run outside of the sky, it is not possible because the sky is always found in front of us. Similarly, there is no end to the endless God.
8. But even though it is only God that we meet continuously, it is inseparable from the body, and though it is what is closest to everyone, it is also hidden.
9. One exists within it but does not know it. One imagines to have understood it, but really the Absolute Reality cannot be understood."


Apr 16, 2017
I don't necessarily disagree with any single point you made. However it is a concept of God that seems very impersonal. So no, I would not say that is close to my idea of God.


May 20, 2017
God permeates all of the water, land, wood, and stone. Not a single being is without it.
Muslims believe that the Most Exalted is above the heavens and outside His Creation.
If God permeates His Creation then every worshiper would say that they are worshiping God through that water, land, wood and stone or righteous person or Prophet.

"The innate instinct of man (fitrah). There should be no dispute that man instinctively knows that Allah is above heaven. Whenever something overwhelming befalls a person, and he turns to Allah for help, he looks towards heaven, not in any other direction. But it is strange that those who deny that Allah is above His creation still raise their hands in supplication to no other direction than towards heaven."

"… and He is the Most High, the Most Great." [2:255]

"Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High." [87:1]

"And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves …" [6:18]

"They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded." [16:50]

(Things coming down from Him):

"He arranges (every) affair from the heavens to the earth … " [32:5]

"Verily We: it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e., the Quran) …" [15:9]

(Things going up to Him):

"… To Him ascend (all) the goodly words, and the righteous deeds exalt it …" [35:10]

"The angels and the Rooh (Jibreel) ascend to Him …" [70:4]

(Allah is above heaven):

"Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven, will not cause the earth to sink with you …?" [67:16]
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Hi Alanantic, may I commend you on your peaceful and respectful questioning.


Oct 2, 2017
That is an excerpt from a Hindu text. I substituted "God" for Brahman, the Hindu equivalent. There is a personal aspect of Brahman-Vishnu. Supposedly, the only aspect of Brahman/God that incarnates into a physical body, Krishna being one. The Hindu Trinity is: Brahma(Creation), Vishnu(Equilibrium), and Shiva(Entropy).

"When goodness grows weak,
When evil increases,
I make myself a body.
In every age I come back
To deliver the holy,
To destroy the sin of the sinner,
To establish righteousness."

Krishna, Bhagavad Gita