The Realisation of the Absolute : 4. 5.3.
Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.3
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-3.
The feeling demands a merciful and loving God who will respond to its expressions and liberate it from sorrow.
The religious mind protests that the world requires a God who cannot be dispensed with as a mere logical error.
It pays little heed to the laws of reason and subjects the same to the laws of the feelings of man.
To it, knowledge which knows itself alone and not anything else cannot satisfy the aspirations of the individual.
The constitution within is extended to the universe, and the result is the natural feeling that if manyness and oneness, death and immortality, are both shadows of Reality and form its complementary conceptual aspects, such a Reality shall ever remain unmanageable and unknowable to the individual existing in the universe of experience.
To take a whole view of the Real is to attempt what is beyond the finite intellect, and to take a partial view is to accept a defeat in knowing the Real.
This is how the limited human mind fares in solving the deepest problems of life and beyond.
To be continued ..