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Analysis Study Research Paper | Religious Studies | India | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022
An Inquiry into Knowledge of the Existence
Abstract: While at the same time we accept the existence of a supreme power that controls us, we are divided on opinions and understandings of that entity. That entity called here as "Divine supreme" is the basis of all religions, no matter whatever way it is conceived symbolically or picturesquely. It is the differences in this understanding that unifies people as well as divides. The knowledge of existence of the Divine supreme is time immemorial. Beyond what is possible for man's capability and control was attributed to a power beyond us. The notion of supernatural in ancient societies is refined as Divine supreme in modern society. Men often wonder how to define it. How to establish its presence? Yet everybody take some private-time to worship its glory in the form of prayer. Institutionalized religions have grown to regimentation by chalking out time, place, mandatory attendance and prepared prayers for worship whereas open religions are flexible on the time, place and modalities of worship. Often there is the presence of full time intermediaries called priests who extend worship services for others. "Knowledge of Existence" here refers to our understandings of the presence of Divine supreme. This paper is an attempt to systematize our inquiry on the knowledge of Existence. Four major approaches are discussed. A holistic application of these approaches can result in improved understanding of the Divine supreme.
Keywords: Existence, Divine supreme, Religion, Worship, Articulation, Perception
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,
Pages: 491 - 494
How to Cite this Article?
P. M. Suresh Kumar, "An Inquiry into Knowledge of the Existence", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022, pp. 491-494, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22306191006
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