xuiq said:I am just curious does anyone here has any idea why many gods and goddesses have swasticas and SHIVA only has OM
NO I AM NOT !xuiq said:I know for sure they don't have single GOD because you may be mixing it up with muslim ideals because there are many in india and pakistan.
Lucidthots said:NO I AM NOT !
Listen very carefully to what I am saying to you.
In Hinduism there is ONE GOD with INFINITE manifestations.
Do you understand what I just said?
In Hinduism all of the "GODS" are really the "ONE GOD."
This same GOD is you and I and all living things.
THIS ONE GOD EXISTS AT THE CENTER OF ALL LIVING THINGS.
Is there anything about this that you do not understand?
I do not think I can be any more clear about it.
BINGO!nkgupta80 said:happy you understand hinduisum. THe Bhraman represents the oneness of all in the universe. IN essence, Hinduism is monotheistic. However, the many gods and goddesses are representations of that power. The three main: Bhrama (without the n), Vishnu, and Shiva represent birth, continuity, and destruction in our universe, respectively. In that way, all Hindu gods represent some sort of idea (marriage, wealth, knowledge, etc.). However, when it comes down to attaining spiritual truth, the realization that there is only one is the defining point in hinduism.
You can't go wrong with a religion whose primary principle is the search for truth.Lucidthots said:BINGO!
Thank You for the acknowledgement.
I love Hinduism.
In my opinion some of the greatest religious lterature of all time is found in the Upanishads.
And it makes Christianity make so much more sense.
xuiq said:You can go wrong in religion in many ways even hindu
how can you go wrong with the the search for truth. I never said that your search for truth will necessarily lead you down the right path, but I don't understand how the search for truth itself can be bad.You can go wrong in religion in many ways even hindu
Hinduism is brilliant.nkgupta80 said:how can you go wrong with the the search for truth. I never said that your search for truth will necessarily lead you down the right path, but I don't understand how the search for truth itself can be bad.
By the way, the philosophical consequences of this principle is that a person of any religion and philosphy is considered a hindu, as long as he/she is in search of spiritual knowledge, and higher truth.
so you are just criticizing the method of searching for the truth. By focusing on the search for the truth, you rae in essence making it harder. Thus to truly acheive higher truth is to not wallow in it.Well looking for truth narrows ur vision of whats surround the truth.
For example when you look for your car keys, you miss greater details of objecting that you ignoring, thus will have harder time finding it or not at all.
When you clean your room you find your keys with ease and among other variaty of object you may have found missing.