November 07, 2009

Almighty God in Scriptures

This is really nice explanation put on by a member of Bangladeshi Hindu about the Almighty GOD.

BHAGAVAD GITA:

"Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures."[Bhagavad Gita 7:20]The Gita states that people who are materialistic worship demigods i.e. ‘gods’ besides the True God.

UPANISHADS:

"Ekam evadvitiyam"
"He is One only without a second."[Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1

"Na casya kascij janita na cadhipah."
"Of Him there are neither parents nor lord." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]2

"Na tasya pratima asti"
"There is no likeness of Him."[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]3
The following verses from the Upanishad allude to the inability of man to imagine God in a particular form:

"Na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam."
"His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye."[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]4

THE VEDAS :
Yajurveda :"na tasya pratima asti
"There is no image of Him."[Yajurveda 32:3]5

"shudhama poapvidham"
"He is bodyless and pure."
[Yajurveda 40:8]6

"Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste"
"They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements" (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). "They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti."[Yajurveda 40:9]7 Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.
The Yajurveda contains the following prayer:
"Lead us to the good path and remove the sin that makes us stray and wander."[Yajurveda 40:16]8

Atharvaveda :
The Atharvaveda praises God in Book 20, hymn 58 and verse 3:
"Dev maha osi""God is verily great" [Atharvaveda 20:58:3]9

Rigveda :The oldest of all the vedas is Rigveda. The Rigveda states in Book 1, hymn 164 and verse 46:
"Sages (learned Priests) call one God by many names."[Rigveda 1:164:46]The following verse from the Rigveda Book 8, hymn 1, verse 1 refer to the Unity and Glory of the Supreme Being:

"Ma cid anyad vi sansata sakhayo ma rishanyata"
"O friends, do not worship anybody but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him alone." [Rigveda 8:1:1]10

"Devasya samituk parishtutih"
"Verily, great is the glory of the Divine Creator."[Rigveda 5:1:81]11

Brahma Sutra:
"Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan""There is only one God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit."

He took the ideas right out of the scriptures for us to see in picture. Thanks to Satyajit Roy for doing such a great work.

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