Who knows? Who has ever known? But still God is, and still God has to be addressed.
Whoever told you that God is an object of knowledge? God is not an object of knowledge, God is not an object at all. God is the silence that pervades you when words dissolve. God is the question mark that remains when questions are gone, evaporated. God is the mystery – unresolvable.
I am not here to give you answers, I am here to provoke in you the question mark, the ultimate question mark. It is not a question, remember; the ultimate question mark is not a question. There is no question at all. Simply you are encountering something ineffable, indefinable, infinite, eternal, with no beginning and no end, with no possibility to comprehend it, with no possibility to encompass it. On the contrary, God is the one who encompasses you, God is the one who comprehends you. God is the one for whom you are not a question nor a question mark.
Slowly, slowly learn the ways of living in mystery. The mind continuously hankers to demystify everything; there is a deep urge in the mind to demystify. Why? – because it can control only when something is demystified. Mystery starts controlling it, hence the mind escapes from mysteries. The mind wants explanations, because once something is explained it can be manipulated; once something is no longer a secret, then the mind is the master. Before a secret the mind feels simply impotent. The greater the secret, the more the impotence of the mind.
But that is where prayerfulness arises, meditation arises, and all that is beautiful. That is where truth is felt. The mind is not the door to truth, it is a door to power.
Francis Bacon is right when he says, “Knowledge is power.” The mind is a power seeker; the mind is always after power, more and more power. Hence the mind slowly, slowly became too much attached to science; mind became science. Science is the search for power. And then automatically science becomes reduced to technology. What is technology? How to manipulate nature. That “how” is technology; know-how is technology. Science prepares the blueprint, science gives the idea how to demystify existence, and then technology implements it.
Religion is not of the mind, religion is of the heart. The mind raises questions, the heart knows only the ultimate question mark.