God as Word. Creative Aspect of God through Word.

And God said: "Let there be light." And there was light. Genesis 1:2.

(...) Word is the highest End. When that sacred Word is known, all longings are fulfilled. It is the supreme means of salvation: it is the help supreme. Katha Upanishad, quoted after: Novak Philip, The World Wisdom, P.17.

Through the Word all creation emanates, by the Word it is dissolved; and through the Word it is created again. Guru Nanak, Adi Granth. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.98.

And thus everything that is formed and everything that is spoken goes out from One Name. Sefer Yetzirah, a book of Jewish mysticism, dated between III-rd and VI-th century C.E. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.99.

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Psalm 33:6.

For he spoke, and it was; He commanded, and it stood. Psalm 33:9.

Through the sound, the world came into being; through the Word, the carpet of light was spread for His presence. Shamas-i-Tabriz, the XIII-th century Persian mystic. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.100.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. John 1:1-3.

The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. Hebrews 4:12.

"Behold the Christ, who shed his heart's blood for the redemption of the world, who suffered a sea of anguish for love of men. It is He, the master Yogi, who is in the eternal union with God. It is Jesus, Love incarnate (…)" Ramakrishna, quoted in: Rolland, Romain. (1994). The Life of Ramakrishna. P.77.

There are ten intangible sefirot [spheres, planes, levels] - one spirit of living Elohim. Blessed and blessed is the Name of Him who lives forever, Voice and Spirit and Word. (...). Sefer Yetzirah. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.101.

The earth was created by Shabd (the sound), and so was the sky and the firmament. Shabd created the light. The whole of the universe was created by Shabd, and Shabd resounds in every heart. The Granth Sahib. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.102.

Observe that the Great Voice is the root of all things, and is the essence of the Holy Divine Name. Zohar. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.106.

I rose early at dawn, and cried; I hoped in Thy word. My eyes forestalled the nightwatches, that I might meditate on Thy word. Psalms 119:147. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.141.

Within us is the light, and from within the light emanates the sound; we are attuned to the true Lord through the Word. Guru Nanak, Adi Granth. Quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.152.

All material wealth, all attachments will pass. The one thing that is permanent is the Word of the Lord. Awake, and forget your worries. Vishnu Dutt Shastriji, Shrisadashiv Charitamrit, quoted in: Radhe Shyam, I Am Harmony, P.91.

Judaism regards speech as an event which grasps beyond the existence of mankind and the world. In contradiction to the static of the idea of logos, the Word appears here in its complete dynamic as "that which happens." God's act of creation is speech; but the same is true of each lived moment. The world is given to the human beings who perceive it and the life of man is itself a giving and receiving. The events that occur to human beings are the great and the small, untranslatable but unmistakable signs of their being addressed; what they do and fail to do can be an answer or a failure to answer. Thus the whole history of the world, the hidden, real world history is a dialogue between God and his creature; a dialogue in which man is a true legitimate partner who is entitled and empowered to speak his own independent word out of his own being. Martin Buber (1878-1965), The Faith of Judaism and the World, quoted in: Michael Shire, The Jewish Prophet, P.111.

The words of eternal life which, according to the chief of the apostles (cf. John 6:68), God the Logos possesses, are the inner essences of all the things created by Him. Thus the person who, because of his purity, has been initiated into the mystery of these inner essences has already acquired eternal life, a pledge of the Spirit and confident expectation of salvation. St. Theognostos (VIII Century of the C.E. ?), quoted in: (1981). The Philokalia. Vol. II., P.367.

The source of all has all. Whatever flows from it must be there already in seed form. And as a seed is the last of innumerable seeds, and contains the experience and the promise of numberless forests, so does the Unknown contain all that was, or could have been and all that shall or would be. The entire field of becoming is open and accessible; past and future coexist in the eternal now. Sri Maharaj Nisargadatta. (2005). I am That. P.67.

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Last updated: 2013/06/03