hinduism - Saguna Nirguna Hindu god brahman
Brahman the hindu god - brahman hindu
Brahman is that
entity in Hinduism the world knows as God Almighty! In Hinduism
the sacred scriptures also term it as Parmatman, Karta, Bhagwan,
Prabhu or Sanatana Purusha! Brahman of Hinduism is not to be confused
with Brahmin... a caste in Hinduism the members of which indulged
in all things religious!
of any puja in Hinduism... the Hindu priest... a Brahmin is requisitioned!
The services of a Brahmin are necessitated for conducting any type
of religious ritual based on scriptures! Under no circumstances
a Brahmin is to be confused with Brahman... the Almighty God...
the creator of all things cosmic!
In Hindu philosophy...
in Hindu mythology, Brahman is considered the supreme commander...
the creator of cosmic system... the entire cosmos! Brahman in Hinduism
is one and only one. The highest deity... the highest power in Hinduism
that exists according to Hindu religion... the various Hinduism
Scriptures is that of Brahman... the creator of the cosmos!
As per Hinduism
Brahman exists from times immemorial! In simpler words, Brahman
of Hinduism has no beginning or an end! It is only when God almighty...
termed Brahman in Hinduism explodes self with a big bang... cosmos
gets created! As per sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism... existence
of God almighty... the existence of Brahman is beyond dispute!
If we exist...
if the cosmic system exists... if life exists in the cosmic system,
God Almighty, Brahman also exists! As per Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism
after the dissolution of old cosmos (termed Pralaya in Hinduism)...
the size of entire cosmos reduces to size of half a thumb! And what
is this half a thumb?
This half a
thumb as per sacred Bhagavad-Gita is God Almighty... Brahman in
its original pristine primordial form... the cluster of all purified
souls atmans in the cosmos! This enormous power... the volume of
half a thumb unable to retain itself for long in its prime pure
state again explodes with a big bang giving rise to a new cosmos...
a new journey of life!
The explosion of Brahman gives rise to all purified souls atmans
scattering all over cosmos at unimaginable speeds! In the melee...
the hurtling souls' atmans gather impurities similar as a rolling
ball gathers moss! To cleanse themselves of the dross impurities
within starts the cosmic life cycle of every soul atman... an earthly
travel of 96.4 million years!
For every soul
atman to regain its original pure prime pristine primordial form...
it requires a total of... rather maximum of 8.4 million manifestations
out of which 7.3 million manifestations occur in insect, plant and
animal form! In the remaining 1.1 million manifestations human beings
are expected to reach the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)
and finally salvation (moksha).
Does it mean
every human being has a total of 1.1 million manifestations (an
earthly life cycle of 12.4 million years) at its disposal to reach
the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation! Yes, starting
from first manifestation as a human being we have a total of 1.1
million manifestations to reach the stage of enlightenment and salvation.
Life in cosmic system is full of consciousness that is live and
brimming with energy! Every single soul atman of itself is inert
similar as one KG of pure gold sandwiched in hundred KG lump of
gold ore! For extracting one KG of pure gold we require external
mining machinery and processes... similarly every soul atman also
requires manifesting karma through chain of bodies!
If an independent
soul atman is a grain of sand... the whole mound Brahman... God
Almighty! If an individual piece of puzzle is a single soul atman...
the completed puzzle Brahman... God Almighty! Every single soul
atman is God Almighty in minuscule form that exists within us in
our heart as supreme consciousness... prime consciousness!
to God in Hinduism... while praying to Brahman in Hinduism... human
beings either pray to Nirguna Brahman (without a form) or Saguna
form of Brahman (having a form). For a commoner... the masses it
is extremely difficult to think of formless God hence praying to
Saguna form of Brahman is more prevalent in the society!
As per sacred scriptures of Hinduism... the sacred Bhagavad-Gita;
God Almighty exists only in Nirguna form! The whole cosmic system
is made up of basic building block of the cosmos... clusters of
atoms and molecules! Everything that appears solid is in fact gaseous
formation including human beings.
In the circumstances
expecting the Saguna form of God Almighty is a misnomer... a belief
of the ignorant! God Almighty... Brahman can never have a form...
it is always formless... it is Nirguna in shape and form! Those
traveling the path of jnana yoga pray to Nirguna form of Brahman!
Those praying to Saguna form of Brahman never reach God in their
God... for gaining enlightenment in one's lifetime... we have to
follow the Nirguna form of Brahman! It is only then wisdom contained
in Bhagavad-Gita precipitates before one. The contents of Bhagavad-Gita
are beyond catch of literary knowledge... one needs reading in between
the lines to understand the gist of Bhagavad-Gita!
For fathoming the depth of wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita and
various Upanishads... the serious seeker of spirituality always
concentrates on path of jnana yoga! Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and
Maharishi Ramana... both started their spiritual journey via the
path of bhakti yoga... finally they switched to path of jnana yoga!
on Brahman of Hinduism... for contemplating on God Almighty... we
need to assimilate the teachings contained in Bhagavad-Gita.
Without understanding Bhagavad-Gita... the concept of Brahman, God
Almighty always eludes us! If we truly desire understanding Brahman...
we have to follow the teachings of Bhagavad-Gita ceremoniously!
Brahman of Hinduism
must also not be confused with Brahma of Hinduism... Hindu Lord
Brahma! Lord Brahma is simply an attribute of God Almighty... the
creative attribute of Brahman! Lord Vishnu is the maintainer and
Lord Shiva (aka Mahesh) the destroyer... the ultimate maintainer...
cleanser of the cosmic system!
All the three... Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva form part
of Hindu Trinity of gods! Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva
are simply the three attributes of Brahman... Parmatman... the Sanatana
Purusha... the creator of all things cosmic! There has never existed
Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu or Lord Mahesh but existence of Brahman
is a fact of life!
as human beings because Brahman exists! It is only when Brahman
exploded self with a big bang... cosmos got created! Truthfully
Brahman is the only truth of life that exists in cosmic system!
As per doctrine of Maya propagated by Adi Shankaracharya... existence
of complete cosmos is merely a veil of illusion... something that
exists only in thoughts of Brahman.
the only truth of life... it is beyond capacity of human beings
to negate presence of Brahman... God Almighty! The existence of
Brahman is as much a fact of life as existence of human beings on
mother Earth! Our existence primarily proves existence of a soul
atman. The existence of a soul atman proves the existence of Brahman...
God Almighty in all its glory!
If we truly desire reaching Brahman in our lifetime... we have to
gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and then salvation (moksha).
The moment our soul atman gains absolute purity... regains its original
pure prime pristine primordial form... it enters the abode of God...
the kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). Vaikuntha is
the abode of Brahman... God Almighty!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the concept
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