Originally posted by menace71
Has God ever appeared in any way shape or form so that man could see Him?
Through out all of History?
God is essence itself. It is the 'force of animation' which is in all living things-(of course God is much more,everything thought of and un thought of)- but for the purposes of addressing your question I will stick to my contention that God is the force of animation.
God has appeared in many different ways to people all over the world an in all times. God appears to those that seek Him/Her but WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT. He/She is directly related to your thinking and faith and appears for the one and only reason, which is to furthur an individuals evolution. (please note that I use 'evolution' here as the words proper meaning,ie. to evolve into a higher state of being, to furthur an invividuals divination NOT to satisfies ones ego.)
The uninitiated will have a rude shock if they see God and can literally go insane from the experience. One must prepares ones mind with UTMOST CLARITY OF UNIVERSAL PRINCIPALS OF EVOLUTION , USING ALL OF ONES EFFORT.
There is no luke-warm satori. It is has to be approached with 100% sincerity absolute faith.
Jesus was thought to be God incarnate as was the bhudda and others. Of course there are many fakes and demi-gods and the trick is telling the real ones from the fakes.
I onced asked a bhuddist monk,(geshe-la), whether he was enlightened. He said that he would soon be. He could've lied and said he was enlightened.He had a very powerful energy and could easily 'lead and control' every sitting I went to with him, which consisted of 40-50 people. And all this with just very limited English.
Every time I met him (which was 7-8 times) he seemed to be 'beaming' off life. He seemed to me perfect in every way. I could tell no sin on him, whatsoever. Not in the present or the past. This guy was just absolutely vice-less. (I figured I shouldn't try to compare myslef to him as he had come from a long lineage of other monks that had been living "cleanly" for many genrations(?), and I had come from many generations of boozers and womanizers.)
Anyway , besides this guy I have met many others (usually only once, but with a couple of notable exceptions), who gave off an amazing "Godly" energy and all had eyes that seemed to "glow almost" and "see into your soul" . But thats where the similarity stops. Every single one of these were completely individual and seemed to share hardly any commonalities,whatsoever.
As to me sharing of these stories with others, I quickly learned that it was better to not talk about them unless I was asked a question which was relevant to a story . (I was ridiculed and told I was wrong by a very close friend of mine who was quite into eastern mysticism,etc. So if he doubted me then others would surely ridicule me. )
Still I learned so much from these experiences, more than could be learned from any book, (and I think books are one of the most, (if not THE most), imporant things we have today).
These meetings have shaped my life more than all the other influences upon my life (family,gentetics,etc.) Often the people were accompanied by higher dimensional entities who could only be sensed using (I believe what BlackBeetle would call) ,the sixth sense.
Where any of these God fully manifest in a human? No I dont believe so, but I'm not 100% percent sure. 1 or 2 could've been. But these people had amazing 'powers' that could make themslves pass themselves of as real gods. But none of them did,they might've tried it in the past (and stumbled upon th path of the demi-god) , but quickly snapped out of it. Powers are never to be miused lest you want to lose them.
Anyway Manny please let me know if any of this nears what you were after. After all the wording of your question is a little ambigous(if you think about it), and wonder what you meant exactly by "..God..any way shape form.."(?) Thnx