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Old 22-08-2019, 09:51 AM
ajay00 ajay00 is offline
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Paramahamsa Yogananda states thus, "The word 'God' means the manifested, transcendental Being beyond creation, but existing in relation to creation. Spirit existed before God. God is the Creator of the universe, but Spirit is the Creator of God."

Here spirit stands for Nirguna Brahman, while God stands for Saguna Brahman.

In the yogic philosophy, the Shivalinga as Saguna Brahman is considered the first form to arise when creation occurs, and also the last form before the dissolution of creation.

The Kashi Vishwanath temple considers the Shivalinga as representing a huge pillar of light.

Interestingly, as per the Shaivite monotheistic religious sect called the Prajapita Brahmakumaris, the form of the Shiva linga denotes God as a point of light, and who is known as Jehovah, Allah, Ahura Mazda in other religions. There is a possibility that the Shivalingam may be the same as the Orphic Egg in Greek religion.

I have elaborated more on this in these threads of mine....


Blessed is the mind that jumps over and beyond its own conditioning and lands again into its natural state of unmoving awareness. - Mooji

Evil is an extreme manifestation of human unconsciousness. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Old 25-08-2019, 08:53 AM
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Mysterious, has a wild imagination, extremely creative, superior wisdom, and the most beautiful existence in the universe.

Oops, i read this thread wrong. Dyslexia. I thought we were describing ourselves. I'll come back with an answer to this thread later.
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Old 25-08-2019, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ocean breeze
Mysterious, has a wild imagination, extremely creative, superior wisdom, and the most beautiful existence in the universe.

Oops, i read this thread wrong. Dyslexia. I thought we were describing ourselves. I'll come back with an answer to this thread later.


At first I thought you wee using a word I coined: "Disfluxit".

"Same.... same.

He dipped the pen into the ink and then faltered for just a second. A tremor had gone through his bowels. To mark the paper was the decisive act. In small clumsy letters he wrote: ........... April 4th, 1984.
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Old 25-08-2019, 10:52 PM
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This could be fun and beautiful: Describe God

Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
Hahaha....I think how many different ways I could!!!
And that is just me....now if all of you tried...wow!

And just think: What a place that places our imagination and focus on!
Can't be bored or sad if the mind is imagining how to describe GOD!!! LOL!

Miss Hepburn,

This one's actually easy, gleaned from the last line in your excellent signature reference by Lahiri Mahasaya

"Meditate unceasingly, that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence"

....which I will use to answer your request to describe God as:

"One's Own Self, reflected in the mirror of Creation"

....hugging you back!

P.S. This just made me cry.
“Why, that’s true! I am a perfect, unlimited gull!” Jonathan opened his eyes asking, "Where are we?” The Elder Chiang said, “We’re on some planet with a green sky and a double star for a sun.” Jonathan made a scree of delight. “IT WORKS!" “Well, of course it works, Jon,” said Chiang. “It always works, when you know what you’re doing." (and even when you don't)

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