Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bede Griffiths: When We Speak about God


"When we speak about God or the Absolute or the ultimate Reality, we must always remember that we are using terms of analogy. This is the law of all religious discourse. No words can ever express what God is, what is the nature of the ultimate truth. We can only use images and concepts drawn from the material world and however much they are refined by reason, they will remain inadequate to describe what lies beyond the material world. Even the human soul cannot properly be described. It is known through its experience in the body and we never normally come to know ourselves as we really are."

- Bede GriffithsThe Marriage of East and West, page 101

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