Found a very interesting response from Richard Dawkins in an interview with Playboy (of all things!), which was trending on The Browser:
PLAYBOY: Assume there is a god and you were given the chance to ask him one question. What would it be?My respect for Mr. Dawkins went up quite a few notches. He's an atheist in the same league as that other Richard (Feynman).
DAWKINS: I’d ask, "Sir, why did you go to such lengths to hide yourself?"
We see similar stuff in Formless:
Truly Thou art a God who hidest Thyself.—Judaism and Christianity. Bible, Isaiah 45.15Here're some interesting snippets from Love Gurus: (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Advice to Householders, page 115, middle)
No vision can grasp Him,/But His grasp is over all vision;/He is above all comprehension,/Yet is acquainted with all things.—Islam. Qur'an 6.103
I asked the Messenger of God, "Did you see thy Lord?" He said, "He is a Light; how could I see Him?"—Islam. Hadith of Muslim
The eye cannot see it; the mind cannot grasp it./The deathless Self has neither caste nor race,/Neither eyes nor ears nor hands nor feet./Sages say this Self is infinite in the great/And in the small, everlasting and changeless,/The source of life.—Hinduism. Mundaka Upanishad 1.1.6
M: "When one sees God does one see Him with these eyes?"and from Shaving the Man in the Mirror:
MASTER: "God cannot be seen with these physical eyes. In the course of spiritual discipline one gets a 'love body', endowed with 'love eyes', 'love ears', and so on. One sees God with those 'love eyes'. One hears the voice of God with those 'love ears'. One even gets a sexual organ made of love."
At these words M. burst out laughing. The Master continued, unannoyed, "With this 'love body' the soul communes with God."
M. again became serious.
The XPs of Prof. GV Subbaramayya include a very neat explanation (and pun!) on creation: (Face to Face with Sri Ramana Maharshi, page 104, top)
| Dr. Syed, Professor of Philosophy, Allahabad University [No. 23], asked Bhagavan, "What is the purpose of creation?" Usually Bhagavan gave replies in Tamil, Telugu, or Malayalam. This time He spoke directly in English, and asked, "Can the eye see itself?" Dr. Syed replied, "Of course not. It can see everything else, but not itself." To Bhagavan's question that "if it wants to see itself", he said, "It can see itself only in a mirror." Bhagavan then commented, "That is it. Creation is the mirror for the 'I' to see itself."