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    Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste all of you..

    Brahman! The truth of reality itself, which is beyond reality and unreality..

    I've always two questions. Why something exists and why there's not absolute nothing and thing/consciousness/knowledge which has the answers of these two questions, is Brahman to me.

    Share you definition of Brahman or how'd you like to describe it..

    This thread may also help to newcomers or who want to know about advaita's brahman. I know most of us will have common understanding of Brahman.

    Thank You
    Hari On!

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    Namaste.

    I define it as the indefinable.

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    Vannakkam: I define it as the Creator god, or aspect of God who emanates, or 'creates, as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma


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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Mind View Post
    Vannakkam: I define it as the Creator god, or aspect of God who emanates, or 'creates, as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma


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    Not that god brahma. I said brahma, the highest reality, eternal, omnipresent consciousness, beyond three States ...
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    Vannakkam: Yes, HK, I knew what you meant. It's just that usually its Brahman, rather Brahma. In the past I've seen a lot of people get confused.

    For me, Brahman is the energy that flows through all form, keeping it as what it is ... the underlying substratum.

    Parabrahman, OTOH, is the causal, beyond all time form space, yet still causal.

    But that's just my understanding, which is extremely limited.

    Aum Namasivaya

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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    My mind cannot define Brahman.

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    "Om Namo Bhagvate Vaasudevaye"

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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Quote Originally Posted by devotee View Post
    My mind cannot define Brahman.

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    Yeah, yet there's something to say
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinduism♥krishna View Post
    Yeah, yet there's something to say
    Namaste Ji,

    My Brahman is like a father,like a mother,lives in a specific place but yet is everywhere,likes to be worshipped by certain holy leaves but would take even a drop of water or a fruit or a flower if offered with devotion,even if nothing is available to offer,would be satisfied by mere remembrance.My Brahman is the cause of everything,protects everything and does everything.My Brahman is Saguna and
    is very beautiful._/\_
    He dances in the golden hall of Chidambaram, Let us worship His rosy anklet girt Feet.

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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    सर्वंखल्विदंब्रह्म...
    सहिनारायणज्ञेयः सर्वात्मापुरुषोहिसः।


    Not very creative (plagiarism on my part, actually), but still.
    Last edited by Jaskaran Singh; 29 November 2014 at 05:32 PM.
    படைபோர் புக்கு முழங்கும்அப் பாஞ்சசன்னியமும் பல்லாண்டே
    May your pA~nchajanya shankha which reverberates on the battlefield, last thousands upon thousands of years...
    http://archives.mirroroftomorrow.org...anchajanya.jpg

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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Dear HLK,

    I am not learned enough to know the brahmam by myself. Nor am I having the intellectual curiosity to pursue knowing THAT by reading many scriptures. My simple belief in what is 'brahmam' comes from what my 'manasika guru' Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami defines: Saguna brahmam and Nirguna Brahmam are like 2 sides of the same coin and one attribute is indispensable of the other, really.

    So going by the above definition, I understand the generic term 'brahmam/brahman' then means an entity that is all-knowing, full of bliss, benevolent, humble, virtuous, joyous and meritorious that controls one and all, stands as a witness to everything and onto which everything dissolves and arises out of. I come to this conclusion about brahmam from the quoted lines because if nirguna brahmam is really the other side of saguna brahmam, then they share these attributes together!

    I would love any corrections on this one.
    jai hanuman gyan gun sagar jai kapis tihu lok ujagar

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