Does God Really have a form?
The topic may seem absurd to many and even shocking to some who believe in GOD. By this article, please also do not come to the conclusion that I am a non-believer. The intent is not to undermine the values of others, but a thought, which may be subject to discussion.
The basic premise on which I have gone is the fact that GOD is omni-present. Having said that let me compare this to water. Water is formless. It takes the shape of the container, in which it occupies. Similarly, the form and the features of GOD also take the shape as each individual perceives. The individual perception is like a container.
The concentration power of the human mind as we all knows gets very easily disturbed based on the environment surrounding one. Moreover it will be very difficult to concentrate and communicate with GOD focusing on an empty space. Thus to enable the human mind to focus and concentrate, various forms or objects of GOD have been perceived to facilitate the concentration power and communication. Each individual chooses the form that one is comfortable with to fulfill the ultimate objective of communicating with GOD.
To expand further, meditation can be done through several ways. A person who has developed the discipline to control ones mind needs no object to focus. Whereas a novice requires to initially focus on some object to train the mind to meditate. Take the example of a burning candle in a dark room. Meditation is done, by focusing on the candlelight. As the light intensity of the room is gradually increased, the candle glow also gradually fades trying to merge with the light intensity of the room. Once the light intensity of the room matches that of the candlelight, the glow of the candle merges with the room light and will be no longer visible as a separate entity. It is at this point that a person who has successfully mastered the mind will be still able to identify the glow of the candle.
Similarly is the case of communicating with GOD. Once a person has absolute faith in himself, he begins to concentrate the GOD within and no longer requires any object to reach GOD.