The absolute knowledge of the absolute God is impossible - (Jul/22/2010 )
The absolute knowledge of the absolute God is impossible because the absolute God is unimaginable. The absolute God comes in human form to give you the experience of His existence, in absence of which, you may deny the very existence of the absolute God and may become atheist (Astityeva….Veda). The identification of the human form in which the absolute God exists is the knowledge of God (Brahma Jnanam or Brahma Vidya).
The experience of the existence of the absolute God does not reveal any trace of the nature of the absolute God and hence God is always unimaginable. The only information about the absolute God is that God exists. “Aum Tat Sat” means that God exists and no more information about God is available. The word Tat means that God is beyond your imagination. The word Aum denotes that God is the creator, ruler and destroyer of this world. These three adjectives indicate the works (Creation, rule and destruction) of God only and not the nature of the God. This is called as the information about the existence only (Sanmatra vada). God comes in human form, which is characterized by the awareness or chit.
At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami
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I wish to point out, it is possible to have an object with an infinite surface area with a finite volume (ie a funnel which narrows at to a point at infinity). You just need to know the right shape.
Using this analogy, it might be possible to have absolute knowledge of a limitless being by a finite intellect. You might only need to know the correct shape. Furthermore not every facet is of equal importance. How else would animators animate a world without using a computer that captures the motion of every atom?
And I might add, we aren't limited by human imagination, we do have mathematics and computers, which can manipulate and extrapolate ideas and concepts in ways that no human mind can really comprehend. For instance, quantum theory...it starts from a simple observation of diffraction pattern which leads to superposition.. which leads to objects like famed Schrodinger cat.. a cat that is both dead and alive so long as no one see it. An unimaginable object to physicist of early 20th century. Yet now know it to be true.
Lastly, is absolute and complete knowledge required to make a prediction?
I do not have absolute knowledge of my sibling's mind. Nevertheless I have sufficient understanding of my sibling's behaviour and way of thinking that I am often able to predict my sibling's decisions or reaction in a give situation.