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Meaning of Brahman - Parmatma - Bhagvan.

Brahman Parmatma  Bhagvan (  ब्रह्म ,  परमात्मा   और   भगवान ) Who is Brahman? Who is Parmatma? Who is Bhagvan?  Brahman Parmatma  Bhagvan ( ब्रह्म , परमात्मा और भगवान ) are the three terms referred to when describing God in the Vedic system. People become confused about their meaning. They do not understand as to what is being referred to by different terms.  Some think these to be different while others to be the same.  This article will try to clear some misconceptions about the terms on the basis of scriptures.   Example of Sun Disk to understand Brahman, Parmatma and God. Bhagvad Puran's Perspective A verse from Bhagwad Puran guides us in reconciling and understanding the apparently diverse views. Srimad Bhagvatam (1.2.11) says :   वदन्ति तत्तत्त्वविदस्तत्त्वं यज्ज्ञानमद्वयम् । ब्रह्मेति परमात्मेति भगवानिति शब्द्यते ॥   “The Absolute Truth is realized in three phases of understanding by the knower of the Absolute Truth, and all of th

आत्मा Soul or Self and Its Qualities.

Shrimad Bhagvad Gita:2.13 आत्मा or Soul According to Bhagvad Gita   Qualities of  Soul or Atma is described in Shrimad Bhagvad Gita at the very outset. Gita begins by explaining the qualities of soul in the second chapter. Soul is the fundamental entity that must be studied in order to understand spirituality. Scientific study of life symptoms requires the study of ‘Spiriton’(as some have started calling it). It is the basis of life and consciousness in the body.  It is the core identity of all beings.   Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta:15.8   In Bhagvad Gita Lord Shri Krishna describes this, otherwise difficult topic in the simplest way. Presented here is English translation of the shlokas or verses describing the soul, for everyone to read and contemplate. 1. 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 2. As the embodied soul continuously pa