God is the Universal Spirit and the Cosmic Intelligence that creates endless shapes and forms to be appreciated and perceived. The irony is one cannot perceive or appreciate their own form or shape. It can only be revealed through another material medium via reflection. Without the power of reflection one would have no idea of their own material self as perceived by others who can see it. This paradox where we can perceive everything except our own self attests to the fact that we can only realize our true self through intuitive knowledge.
The true self is the inner spirit within us which projects out as our material shape and form in order to be perceived and appreciated by the sense organs. The spirit of God can only be appreciated and perceived in the material world through our sensory inputs and motor outputs. As material beings we can only gauge this universe by what we see, hear, smell, taste, feel and proprioception (
The Cosmic Intelligence is formless (Nirakara), without qualities (Nirguna), and without attributes (Nirvishesha). Thus to know the Cosmic energy behind this material expression we need to use our intuitive skills beyond our shape, form, attributes, and qualities. Although we have to know that God is beyond the material manifest, we have to acknowledge the presence of God in the manifest universe. Based on this knowledge we have to develop the knowledge of presence of God everywhere and in everything. Only through this knowledge can we develop universal LOVE for one and all equally without discrimination.