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How to Describe God?

Bhagvad Gita describes God in three ways. God, Super-soul & Brahman (भगवान, परमात्मा और ब्रह्म ) are the three descriptions of the Supreme Truth. These are based on the path a seeker adopts. All the attributes of God can not be comprehended by an individual as God has inconceivable potency. He is said to be beyond human senses. Most of the time we are like the blind men in a famous story trying to describe an elephant.

Though it is difficult to understand Him, a verse from Bhagwad Puran guides us in reconciling the apparently diverse views.
Srimad Bhagvatam (1.2.11) says :
“The Absolute Truth is realized in three phases of understanding by the knower of the Absolute Truth, and all of them are identical. Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this non-dual substance: Brahman, Paramatma orBhagavan."
Thus it is said that seers have understood him in broadly three ways.  1.     Brahman : The all pervading consciousness, creator and controller. 2.     Paramatma (Sup…

What is Soul?

SOULShrimad Bhagvad Gitadescribes 'spirit-soul' at the very outset. Gita begins by explaining the qualities of soul because soul is the fundamental entity that must be studied in order to understand spirituality. Scientific study of life requires the study of ‘Spiriton’(as some have started calling it) or the Soul as the basis of life and consciousness in the body.  It is the core identity of all beings.
No one seems to have understood this profound subject more than the spiritual seekers of India. Vedic, Buddhist and Jain literature give detailed account of it. In Bhagvad Gita Lord Shri Krishna describes this, other wise difficult topic in the most simple way.  We present English translation of 15 shlokas(verses), describing the soul, for everyoneto read, relish and contemplate.

Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.

 B.Gita 2.12
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from b…

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