Dr.V.K.Sahu,M.Sc. Ph.D., a scientist , in Mumbai had circulated a paper on this subject in year 2000. A few selected portions are reproduced below:
Man`s body is a God`s temple- the body, that is but dust; the soul, it is bud of eternity; and God, seen through senses is a matter; God, seen through ego and intellect is Mind; But, God seen through the Spirit or Soul is Atma or Self or God Himself- the eternal never changing Absolute. Therefore this self enquiry into the innermost self evolves into the state of absorption of the sense, mind intellect and ego into the self and leads man to liberation from the bondage and gives him all Bliss, Consciousness and Divine Knowledge of God`s existence. And certainly God exists and is the only Reality and he is our Creator, Saviour and Redeemer. You can experience him by Love, Feelings, Meditation and Self Realization.
As it is difficult to visualise God in any form, Saints have meditated on Deities. Ramakrishna meditated on Goddess Kali and communicated with Her. Baba Lokenath Brahmchari ( who lived for 160 years from 1730 to 1890 ) was gifted with divine grace and got enlightened after 80 years of spiritual journey. He traveled to Mecca & Medina on foot and had deep knowledge of Holy Koran. Though he was a Hindu he also called himself Musalman which is derived from Mussalam Imman which means one in which there is total divinity. He had followers of both religions. ( www.babalokenath.org) A Guru is needed for guidance. It is a question of faith. All religions lead to same God though paths of each religion may be different. One can choose one`s path. There should be no conflict between followers of different religions.
Agassisz also writes: ” I will frankly tell you that my experience in prolonged scientific investigation convinces me that belief in God. a God that is behind and within the chaos of vanishing points of human knowledge – adds a wonderful stimulus to the man who attempts to penetrate into the regions of the unknown ”
” Geo Macdonald, ” How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource: We go to him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but also the desired heaven”
Bacon,” They that deny a God, destroy man`s nobility; for clearly man is kin to the beasts by his body, and he be not kin to God by his Spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.”
God is therefore one of the names which we give to that Eternal, Infinite, and incomprehensible Being , the Creator of all things, who preserves and governs every thing by his almighty power and wisdom, and who is the only object of our worship. Thus God is a Spirit, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. Absolute Existence and Absolute Knowledge are all synonymous and mean the “Same As I “