From the perspective that God has created all life, is everywhere, omniscient and omnipresent, within and without all that exists, this qualifies calling God “The Presence”. Often, The Presence is represented by a flame or a light that is never shut or turned off. Thus, by referring to God as “The Presence”, it gives the flame and/or the light a sense of sacredness in our daily life.
The nature of God as an absolute energy that has no beginning or end is, by itself, difficult to understand. How can we then understand permanency with no beginning or end, when everything in our daily life begins and ends at some point?
We are born and we die, we wake up and we go to sleep, we get hungry and after eating we feel satisfied and fulfilled, etc. We count our life in years and divide one year into months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Where there is a beginning, there is also an end, but not for the absolute creator who is itself energy, or life force, that has no beginning or end.
The question that then comes to mind is this: How can we understand God? If we are finite, having a beginning and an end, then how can we understand that which is beyond our capacity to understand?
To be continued….