Incomprehensible mysteries

A gem from the Qur;’an: قُل لَّوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَاداً لِّكَلِمَـتِ رَبِّى لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَـتُ رَبِّى وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَداً which is one of my absolute faves: “Say: “If the sea were ink for the Words of my Lord, surely, the sea would be exhausted before the Words of my Lord would be finished, even if We brought a sea like to it for its aid.” Surah al-Kahf (Q 18:109)

Thats just like the end of one of the Gospels (John?) which says something like “if everything Jesus said and did were written I suppose the entire world could not contain all the books.”

You know, somewhere in Moses Maimonides “Guide for the Perplexed” he says something like “no one truly understands all these matters” and also “there is a time when one must cease speaking or thinking and just behold in silent awe the mystery” (I am paraphrasing from memory.) When Isaiah says something like “As high as the heavens is from the earth so different is my mind from your mind; my ways from your ways.” Such verses regarding how the infinite is incomprehensible by the finite mind is simply a common sense reminder to simpler readers who might expect to understand everything. Even in the Vedas there is a passage which says “perhaps God is aware of these matters regarding his nature or perhaps not, who knows?” Even King Solomon when he finished building the Temple said something like “Behold O Lord the heaven of heavens cannot contain you so how shall you dwell in this temple which we have constructed.”

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