For the sake of concord among religions, let us agree that the Creator is beyond our understanding.
Let us also agree that the Creator is not remote from us, but is a Presence in our lives.
15th-century Indian poet Kabir addressed these remarks to a sadhu (religious ascetic who has renounced the worldly life):
Kabir says: “O Sadhu! hear my deathless words. If you want your own good, examine and consider them well.
You have estranged yourself from the Creator, of whom you have sprung: you have lost your reason, you have bought death.
All doctrines and all teachings are sprung from Him, from Him they grow: know this for certain, and have no fear.
Hear from me the tidings of this great truth!
Whose name do you sing, and on whom do you meditate? O, come forth from this entanglement!
He dwells at the heart of all things, so why take refuge in empty desolation?
If you place the Guru at a distance from you, then it is but the distance that you honour:
If indeed the Master be far away, then who is it else that is creating this world?— Kabir III.63 (Tagore 1915)
Everything that is hath come to be through His irresistible decree.— Bahá’u’lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas ¶7
All things proceed from God and unto Him they return. He is the source of all things and in Him all things are ended.— Bahá’u’lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas ¶144