Neither “no god” nor “one god”, or “many gods” - none is the truth ‘There’.
All these are just concepts, mere mind-made theories, each as good or as inept. For, as a metaphysical “happening”, all that is reported remaining “un-dead” and “alive” at the End - as the Ultimate Reality - is only the Infinite Essence of the Universal Self.
The visions of this or that god, of one’s own tribal or inherited deity, or of the mind-projections of some fancied ideas as gods - such, and similar “siting” is oft reported in the beginning, or at an intermittent stage of meditation.
Thereafter, it is reported by better metaphysical authorities that the enhanced or the elevated or the “lifted up” consciousness of the seeker delving unto the realm of the paranormal and the supernatural, makes one “meek in spirit” and “high” of mind - to “overcome” one’s own dense and dark limitations.
These limitations maybe simply a lesser knowing. Could also be an inherent flaw in one’s character. Or present, owing to a deeper mess-up in one’s psychological make-up. Perhaps the presence of an insistent parochial attitude in oneself maybe limiting the “upliftment” of the soul, owing to an ideological screw-up.
However, all this, and the other such imbibed, inherited superciliousness is “slain”by the Beatific Vision of One, Divine Reality.
Therein, one nor many, not even “no god” holds true.
The empirical entity - the human body and being, the breath and all that’s “living” within, the so-called soul or any such named “thing” - simply “vanishes”! Existing, if it does, thence, as a mere reference point in the cosmos. As say, is a non-existent pinpoint in space, of the limitless sky.
And lo! In a wondrous magical transcendental happening, till now a point of reference in the sky, “this” observing-self ceases to be! In that instant thereof, rather than a cosmic reference point, stands henceforth the Whole. As the Self of the Cosmos, as though.
“I am All” - the Cosmic “I” reflects.
In simple words, the “matter” that we think we seemingly are, its self finds itself as the immanent cosmic energy; which, in turn, discovers it is neither matter nor energy but the “It” behind all. The Self of All That Is.
Hence, once the visions of gods, deities, fancied god-men and gurus, fairies and angels, hell or heaven are “consumed” by the Universal Self, the metaphysical reality that reveals itself is that of Oneness, of an Eternal Divine Consciousness.
“It” is the “I” of the Whole. Of All Existence. Of That Which Is.
Herein, no gods thump their chests, no messiahs brag about their conquests, no angels preach or rest! All is a Cosmic Whole. In full “knowing” its Self to be the entire universe!
Thus, is enlightenment, self-realization, “awakening” to the Cosmic Self.
Once this “non-happening” is over, the meditating self “comes back” to its “senses” as if! And finds itself, again, to be the human entity that was meditating. Only now, it is fully “awake” to the Absolute Reality of Whatsoever Is.
Hence, the sage who has so “awakened”, knows he is no “he” or “she”. Nor is just a bodily busy-bee! Dead, nor alive, re-birthing, nor dying. But is in essence, the “stuff” of which is “made-up” Eternity and Infinity! Is the Whole, of All That Be.
Henceforth, this “Awakened One” lives free, as the Cosmic Whole.
Aware at all moments, with every breath, in good or bad times, that “all this” seen “here” is nothing but a divine comedy of ‘What Is’. In dual-conscious state of “eyeing” this manifest world. And that in fact, behind this sensed duality of earthly life, eventually, all existence is but One Self.
Thus, the awakened whole while still in this bodily form, bothers not about “one god” or “many gods”, nor about “no-god” ism! Leaving all this trash-talking of lesser minds and lower hearts, the “knowing one” is free of them all. Knowing the Self, as All.
That you are, my friend. Without isms. Awaken to “It”.
And bid goodbye to less than this.