Nick, I realise that my posting may seem that I am positing a subjective opinion but I am not. I am trying to be creative in my choice of words . . . but only to express that which is written in the Vedas. Nick, I am relating a paradynm that has been hidden in India's Vedas. While we in the west have been busy for centuries in all sorts of hard earned endeavors ---ancient writ has finally surfaced for public view ---these things are where I am quoting from. It is what is stated in the Vedas, for your review and consideration. Yes, it is correct to say, The impersonal [nir-vana] is absolute. But Nick, you learnt that from the Vedas. You learnt it from a source. Some will later challange you and say, "It must be personally experienced, It cannot be Described. Or descriptions are not good enough to know Transecedence, it must be experienced to be known" ---I digress The same source that Reveals God as Impersonal says entoto: God is present in the World in Three Aspects: 1 The Void; 2 The nucleus of all atoms 3 The personality of Godhead One need not do anything except that which his free will dictates; or that which the dictator of the country you live in [due to your past karma] says you must do to show your patriotism to the tax-collector's wisdom or dictates. ---jeez, I digress again. ......................................... "The Absolute = God the Person." Simply put, I am saying that this is the mystery of living [This really is not meant by me in the historical traditions of Western Abrahamic Sentiments]. You have heard "Love is the mystery of life" ---Love towards what/whom? For Love and Compassion to have a refuge there must be a person at the end of the tunnel. I am a Hare Krishna Devotee ---so the knowledge of God as Defined in the Bhagavad-Gita & the Bhagavata-purana etc has connotations of the meaning of "A personal God" like that which has never been known except prehaps since the older librarians fled the Alexandria Library with such sucken hearts when beholding the implicit destiny of future generations heading straight toward the edge of History's Maya.