The Ineffable Nature of God

The wonder of “That Which Is” is far beyond any description. The creative power of God is beyond imagining. The beauty of Creation is vastly beyond that which can be quantified. The Love of God is more beautiful and desirable and perfect than anything we have ever articulated in any form in this entire universe!

All things, everything we’ve ever considered or felt or experienced as humans in the sum of human history, is but an infinitesimal speck in the grandeur that is God. God’s nature is totally ineffable, undefinable, and sublime!

How then, as humans of such limited intellects, can we believe that we can quantify “All That Is” in our petty tongues? How can we announce that we have grasped the truth while we are here? How can our rituals, our metaphors, our forms and understandings, our symbols, books, names, identities, beliefs, or stories ever capture the truth? How can our fleshy brains, our failing bodies, our limited minds, our imperfect organizations and systems ever profess to have the truth?

No word, song, voice, symbol, person, place, story, or any other form in all of Creation will ever be able to quantify the great, awesome, awe-inspiring, limitless, boundless, perfect truth of God!

2 thoughts on “The Ineffable Nature of God

  • The word “God” is such an imprecise term and has been debated, used and abused to such an extent that you might consider using another pointer for your otherwise useful expressions. You might have no idea or sense of how aversive the term can be to those who have suffered from it.


    • Agreed Ira. “God” is a charged word, for sure. I intentionally alternate the noun used (God, Source, All That Is, etc.) for this reason. I appreciate in Tom Campbell’s work that he is careful not to use the word “God” and instead uses the acronym “Absolute Unbounded Manifold” or “AUM” to avoid the baggage of the word “God.” Yet I’ve founded for many people the word “God” is the only word that is consistently used to point toward that great loving source consciousness that we’re talking about. It’s a highly imperfect word, but we use what we have.


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