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But Hinduism does not say that God is unknowable in this sense. On the other hand, it teaches that God is not only infinitely higher than we are, but also infinitely near to ourselves. He is nearer to us than our hands and feet. For He is the soul of our souls. He lives in our heart. He is the canvas on which we shine as painted pictures. He is the very ground of our being. But for His presence at the centre of our souls, no know ledge of any kind would be possible.  

Accordingly in we have a two - fold conception of God as (I) Saguna Brahman or Iswara endowed with all the good and glorious qualities that we could think of raised to the degree of infinity and (ii) Nirguna Brahman, the unqualified Godhead, which can only be described in negatives. Take, for instance, the following passage from the Gita: - 

"He seems to possess the faculties of all senses, and yet He is devoid of the senses. He is unattached and yet He sustains all things. He is free from all qualities and yet He possesses them. He is without and within all beings. He has no movement and yet He moves. He is too subtle to be known. He is far away, and yet He is near. He is undivided, and yet He is, as it were, divided among beings. He devours He generates. The Light of all lights, He is said to be above darkness. And as know ledge and the object and aim of knowledge He is set firm in the hearts of all." 




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