Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.acadun.com
8th February 2014
What does Omnipresent Omnipotent Omniscient mean?
It is universally accepted by mankind that omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient are characteristic features of that unknown power, God or divinity, that or who has manifested the world mankind lives in. But is this the truth to man? It is partly the truth.
Omnipresent means that the unknown power, God or divinity is present everywhere at every moment. The truth to man is that the presence of God or divinity is only in extra-ordinary holy places and common, holy places of worship to that unknown power, God or divinity. In ordinary, common places, the word omnipresent would appear not only unthinkable, but also unbelievable, as man, animal, vegetation, matter and nature are present, wherever they are present, at every moment. It is incomprehensible to believe that every situation and every speck in a form would have the presence of that unknown power, God or divinity. It is also incomprehensible because man further believes that, though the unknown power, God or divinity has created man, it is man who creates every situation and form.
Omnipotent means that the power of that unknown power, God or divinity is operative everywhere at every moment. Looking at the power operative at every place at every moment, the word omnipotent would appear not only preposterous, but also unbelievable. The simple reason is that man believes that the power of man, animal, vegetation, matter and nature are operative, wherever they are present, at every moment, and it is incomprehensible for man to believe that the power of that unknown power, God or divinity operates them. It is also incomprehensible because man also believes that, though the unknown power, God or divinity has created everything, the power he possesses and exhibits is separate from that unknown power, God or divinity.
Omniscient means that the unknown power, God or divinity is all-knowing. Looking at the content of what is known by man, wherever he is, the word omniscient would appear not only unthinkable, but also unbelievable. The simple reason is that man believes that the unknown power, God or divinity has created only man, but not the way he thinks.
If the words are taken literally with incomplete logic and reasoning, it would certainly be unthinkable and unbelievable too. If the words were examined literally with complete logic and reasoning the words omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscience reveal wisdom.
The word omnipresence compels man to examine what is present in every speck of the world. On examination it is evident that only energy is present in every speck of the world. On examining what could the energy be it is evident that energy is only light.
The word omniscient compels man to examine what is ‘knowing’. Knowing means to know and what is known becomes information. On examining information it is quite evident that information is light. For example, radio-waves are light, television is light, CDs and DVDs contain analog electricity signals in digital format. Life is full of analog electricity and electricity is light. Similarly, an USB stick contains electricity in digital format, which is information. All information known is available on the internet, which is again basically light. Therefore, ‘knowing’ is light.
Therefore, that unknown power, God or divinity is light and is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.
So what does omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient mean? It means life’s intelligence, which is light, cannot be comprehended by the intellect of the mind, which is sound.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
Dutch translator’s note:
We worship a supreme power and acknowledge it’s omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience, but in daily practice we think we ourselves are standing behind the steering wheel. We place this power, God or divinity outside ourselves. It is shocking for the mind to realise that the body and the mind are the same light as everything else that exists, that there is no difference between inside and outside.
Paula Smit, Netherlands