If God is formless Spirit, then how does the man know God created the world? There is no proof. If the man had seen God creating the world, he could admit it, but how could he have seen God before he came into existence? (i.e. were created).
Religious people in India do not believe God is considered the all-pervading consciousness even Bhagavad Gita says so.
People India will not accept the God without the form, time, and space, Thus, it is necessary to for everyone to realize what God is according to the scriptures:~
"What is God in actuality?"
"Where is God?”
"Where is God?”
People say how God is everywhere, but they do not know because they are holding their religious propagated belief of God. The religious propagated God is limited to particular religion, community sect and creed cannot be universal. The believers of the other religion, community sect and creed will not accept any other God as their own other than their inherited accepted idea of God.
The world in which you exist is not separate from God because the world in which you exist is created out of God. God is not imagination whatever you think of God is imagination based on the false self within the false experience.
The ignorance makes you have the firm conviction you are an individual separate from the world and the world existed prior to you are born in it afterward. Till this conviction is there, you will never be able to accept any other truth than the dualistic truth based on the false self (you).
It is necessary for the seeker of the truth to unfold the mystery of the ‘I’ by perfect understanding of ‘what is what’
Do not believe in any Guru or any teaching. Do not search God in this world in which you exist, religion, scriptures, holy books, ashrams or mountain tops because ignorance hides the God.
Perfect understanding of ‘what is what’ unfolds the mystery of the God. Religious Gods are mere belief. Belief is not God. Religious God cannot be considered as the center because the Soul and the innermost ‘Self’ is the center of all that exists. Without the Soul the world in which you exist cases to exists, it means the religious God is dependent on the Soul for his existence. God in truth is only the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness.
In Yajurveda – chapter- 32:~ It has been said that God Supreme or Supreme Spirit.
Vedas and Upanishad confirm the Soul, the innermost Self, is the present in the form of the Spirit or the consciousness.
RIG VEDA: ~ The Atman (Soul or Spirit) is the cause; Atman is the support of all that exists in this universe. May ye never turn away from the Atman the innermost self. May ye never accept another God in place of the Atman nor worship other than the Atman?" (10:48, 5)
The Bible says: ~ “God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24)”,
The Spirit is the root element of the universe. The Spirit is present in the form of the Soul, the innermost Self. The Soul is present in the form of consciousness. From the Spirit, the universe comes into existence. In the Spirit, the universe resides. And into the Spirit, the universe is dissolved. The Spirit is the parent of all that is there is.
Even Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: ~ Brahman (God) is the form of the Athma, and it is indeed Athma itself.
There is a clear-cut idea of God in the Vedas, Upanishad, and Bhagavad Gita. And also there is a clear-cut idea of what not to worship as God in place of real God.
That is why Sage Sri, Sankara said:~ Talk as much philosophy as you like, worship as many gods as you please, observe ceremonies and sing devotional hymns, but liberation will never come, even after a hundred aeons, without realizing the Oneness.
The Bhagavad Gita: ~ Brahmano hi pratisthaham ~ Brahman (God) is considered the all-pervading consciousness, which is the basis of all the animate and inanimate entities and material. (14.27).
When Bhagavad Gita says, God is considered the all-pervading consciousness which is the basis of all the animate and inanimate entities and material then nothing has to be accepted other than consciousness a God.
Lord Krishna Says Ch ~V: ~ “Those who know me in truth.". The last two words (tattvataha) are usually ignored by pundits, but they make all the difference between the ordinary concept of God and the truth about God.
The dualistic worship of "God” is only for the ignorant populace. The God in truth is only Atman, the innermost ‘Self’. In reality, there is no dualities, no differentiation. Only Atman exists.
Lord Krishna confesses that the oldest wisdom of India (Advaita wisdom) has been lost: people misinterpret and falsify it today as they did then. It is not yoga but the philosophic truth. But nobody knows it. The teachers of philosophy and leaders of mysticism or religion do not want to inquire into truth and have no time for it. (Gita ~ Chap ~IV~ v.2)
There are different grades mindsets, which is unable to grasp the God in truth. The Advaitic wisdom requires demands sharpness to grasp the truth which is beyond the form, time and space. Just by sitting mindless and imagining you are seeing God keeps you in the prison of the dualistic illusion.
Realize the Soul, the innermost is the ultimate truth or Brahman or God. The Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness itself, is God. The consciousness is the cause of the world in which you exist. And the consciousness itself is uncaused.
Thus, the truth realization itself is God realization because the ultimate truth is Brahman or God. The self-realization is God realization and God realization is real worship.
Nothing has to be accepted as God other than the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness. Atman is Brahman means the Soul alone is God.