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Do i actually get to meet God at any point?

All the training I've read and heard all teach to dismiss the content of the mind as transient or imaginary, and take apart all sensations including sensory input until there is nothing there, so basically even if I have a vision of Shiva or whatever I should not ascribe any significance to it other than being a projection of my own mind, thoughts, emotions etc, so that I can take complete control and responsibility for my inner world, actions, and life.

But from what I understand, God is not just forms of impersonal energy, the same way that I'm not just a current state of body/mind/energy impressions but also things like humor, wisdom, compassion, personality, life story, things that can't be reduced to just impersonal geometric forms but actually have meaning or consciousness in them.

So my question is, do I ever get to meet God the person at any point and have a meaningful conversation? With the wisdom that created me? Before/after moksha? Do I get to ask how did I do, or what was it all about? Or am I basically always completely alone existentially (since all experience is internal) and all that's left to do is learn how to play in the world and then dismantle my perception of reality?

I've seen something called the "beatific vision" in Christianity which is supposed to be the ultimate direct self-communication of God to the soul, but Hinduism only ever goes on about the self, so "God" just means my highest potential, not an entity distinct from me which I can communicate with.

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All the training I’ve read and heard all teach to dismiss the content of the mind as transient or imaginary, and take apart all sensations including sensory input until there is nothing there, so basically even if I have a vision of Shiva or whatever I should not ascribe any significance to it other than being a projection of my own mind, thoughts, emotions etc, so that I can take complete control and responsibility for my inner world, actions, and life.

But from what I understand, God is not just forms of impersonal energy, the same way that I’m not just a current state of body/mind/energy impressions but also things like humor, wisdom, compassion, personality, life story, things that can’t be reduced to just impersonal geometric forms but actually have meaning or consciousness in them.

So my question is, do I ever get to meet God the person at any point and have a meaningful conversation? With the wisdom that created me? Before/after moksha? Do I get to ask how did I do, or what was it all about? Or am I basically always completely alone existentially (since all experience is internal) and all that’s left to do is learn how to play in the world and then dismantle my perception of reality?

I’ve seen something called the “beatific vision” in Christianity which is supposed to be the ultimate direct self-communication of God to the soul, but Hinduism only ever goes on about the self, so “God” just means my highest potential, not an entity distinct from me which I can communicate with.

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