sectionwise (sixty questions)
Why is the knowledge of God and destiny the supreme knowledge?
Part 1: Introduction
What does the author wish to accomplish through God and Destiny?
Part 2: The future is predestined and unchangeable
Which happening of the universe are predestined? Which beings of the universe are subject to destiny? Which instants or portions of the future lie within the ambit of destiny? Which aspects of our lives are predestined?
Do you have free will? How are your decisions predestined and unchangeable? How is your future to the extent it depends on your decisions and your works predestined and unchangeable? Can you change your future from its predestined course with help of your planning, hard work, and perseverance?
How is all that happens in the universe predestined and unchangeable? Can any change be brought about in the predestined programme of the future of the universe? Why? How can the abstract phenomena related to living beings, such as plans, feelings, and dreams, be predestined? How can we say that to change the future is as impossible as it is to change the past?
Can we predict the future of the universe, including that of any person, completely and exactly? Why? Why is the risk that dissemination of the knowledge of destiny will make people lazy and idle unfounded? How will knowing that future is predestined and unchangeable promote mental peace in people?
Part 3: It is the time for you to know God
How can the question, what is God? be complete and meaningful? What are the main things the major theistic religions of the world—Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism—say about God separately? What is the best way to comprehend the general concept of God in short?
How can we say that God had never been known to anyone? Why and how did people start to imagine his existence? Why did any person ever claim knowing him; realising him; being close to him or in contact with him; or being his relative, representative, or messenger? How did our key religious books come into existence? How were the epithets that are commonly believed to be describing God, such as ‘almighty’, ‘one who governs the nature’, ‘creator’, ‘eternal’, and ‘all-good’ added to him?
What is God? What is the gender of God: feminine, masculine, or neuter? Why can the universe not be God? Why can any human not be God? Which of the following epithets, most commonly added to God by the theists, describe him correctly and which are absurd to be added to him: ‘almighty’, ‘omnipotent’, ‘supreme being’, ‘one who governs the nature’, ‘ruler of the universe’, ‘one who decides or determines the destiny’, ‘creator’, ‘eternal’, ‘incorporeal’, ‘first cause’, ‘limitless’, ‘omnipresent’, ‘omniscient’, ‘all-good’, ‘all-loving’, ‘kind’, and ‘just’? What are the true attributes of God?
Can any person, including Buddh1, Confucius, Guru Nanak, Jesus, Krishn2, Muhammad, and Ram, be a messenger, representative, relative, incarnation, or embodiment of God? Can anyone see, hear, or talk to God? Do our holy books contain the orders, words, and will of God? What is correct or incorrect of the themes of what eight major theistic religions of the world say about God—especially in their key religious books: Avesta, Tao-te Ching, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Bible, Qur’an, Geetha, and Lun-yü—respectively?
What are the real purposes of the formulation of the religious codes of conducts? Can following the religious codes of conducts help a person in realisation of God? Can God become happy or angry with anyone? Who is responsible for anyone’s good or evil deeds? What relevance are theistic religions left with after the revelation of God, their central theme? How will the revelation of God affect the association between culture and religion?
Part 4: Summary
What is God? What is the role of God? What are the key attributes of God? How is God related to destiny? How much control does God have on the universe; on the nature and character of people; and on the events of human life?
Part A: The scientific proof
What is principle of experiment? How does the principle of experiment lead to the conclusion that whatever has to happen in the universe in the future is predestined and unchangeable? What is the physical significance of the principle of indeterminacy? How is the principle of indeterminacy being misinterpreted and misused since its finding? Why is it invalid to object to the predestinedness of the future on the basis of the principle of indeterminacy or any physical law related to it? What is the principle of unavoidable errors? How does the principle of unavoidable errors pose an ultimate limit to the accuracy with which the future can be predicted?
Part B: The author
How did Vivake find that the decision a person makes in any situation is predestined and unchangeable? How did this finding convince him that whatever happens in the universe is predestined and unchangeable? How did his realisation of the absolute predestinedness of the future lead him to the realisation of God? How independently did Vivake have the findings he has presented in God and destiny? What similarity and dissimilarity did he find in the definition of God and the point of view of great scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Steven Weinberg about God?
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