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Three Different Views of the Absolute

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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 shloka 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 (Super-Soul) : The observer, guide and friend in the heart.  3.     Bhagavan (God): The person
The Bhagvad Gita describes all the three aspects of Him at different places. We present here a fewshlokas

SOUL: What does Bh. Gita say on the subject.

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SOULShrimad Bhagwad Geeta says that 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 literatures give detailed account of it. In Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta 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.


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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.

 S.B. Geeta 2.12
2.
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death.…