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Are all Hindu gods one God?
God or gods? Contrary to popular understanding, Hindus recognise one God, Brahman, the eternal origin who is the cause and foundation of all existence. The gods of the Hindu faith represent different expressions of Brahman.
Can Hindus worship other gods?
Hinduism is not polytheistic. Henotheism (literally “one God”) better defines the Hindu view. It means the worship of one God without denying the existence of other Gods. Hindus believe in the one all-pervasive God who energizes the entire universe.
What is the true self in Hinduism?
Brahman lives in the soul of animals and humans as atman – the true self. Atman belongs to Brahman in living creatures and enables us to function. But it is the Supreme God, Brahman that gives us life and determines what we experience. Hindus say Brahman is absolute consciousness.
What does wealth mean in Hinduism?
Wealth does not mean material wealth, but richness of the heart and character. Hindus recognise that the Supreme God of Brahman and Atman give us these six qualities. And this is why Hindus see God as one presence that resides in each of us yet is everywhere all the time.
Who is the supreme god of the universe?
But it is the Supreme God, Brahman that gives us life and determines what we experience. Hindus say Brahman is absolute consciousness. The only true God is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. Brahman is the one true creator of the Universe and is imperishable, undying and ever-present.
What are the different aspects of God?
As mentioned above, the all-pervading power that we call ‘God’ is known as Brahman. The other two aspects are the inner God, Antaryami, and the individual soul, Bhagavan. But together, Brahman, Antaryami and Bhagavan are all seen as aspects of God throughout the Universe, Earth and individuals.