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Old 14th December 2003, 11:58
Arya-Putra Arya-Putra is offline
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They believe that there are three principal gods: Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Brahma creates; Shiva destroys; and Vishnu preserves. One makes, another breaks, and another keeps.
These deities are what hindus have seperated the 3 basic works of Brahman. Birth, Life, Death. Beginning, Middle, End. Everything has an, that line makes me remember the trailer of Matrix 3. The point is, that all of Brahmans creations are finite. The human soul is a part of Him and when the bodys life on earth ends, the soul returns back to 'home base', ie, Brahman. The fact that theyve (ie, Hindus have) associated/attached deities and personalities to these 3 deeds of Brahmans is another story.

"How can one of these or the three together create, govern and preserve the universe?
Simple. The forementioned is only hindu mythology. There is a difference between myth and orthadoxy. If there isnt, then even muslims would have a hard time proving if the existence of muhammed is a myth or truth, and the christians proving the existence of christ.

Shiva, et al appear in the hindu mythological books (which some consider holy, and the orthadox consider unorthadox) called the 'Puraanas'.

"These gods also have human limitations and needs. For example, Shiva is known for his attachment to his wife."
Attachment is not a limitation. Does allah not love his creations?

"The religious books of the Hindus describe how Shiva was once busy with his wife when a saint came to see him. He did not pay proper respect to the saint, since he was occupied with his wife. The saint therefore put a curse on him with the result that today Shiva is worshipped in a representation as a male phallic symbol, called the lingam. His wife Parbatti is likewise worshipped in the representation of a female sexual part, called the yoni. Hindus look for stones that resemble these shapes and set them up for worship. They also deliberately carve such shapes to bow down before them. In some temples of Shiva you will find in the courtyard the two shapes together, one inserted in the other
Can you please tell me which religious book you are referring to? Also,such worship is due to many not looking towards the Vedas and Shaastras for the correct and orthadox method of worship. Such practises are rejected by those who choose to participate in Brahmans worship as per vedic instruction.

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"I know that mighty One who, resplendent like the Sun, transcends darkness (ignorance). By knowing Him alone, one conquers death. There is no other way to salvation"
(Yajur Veda XXXI-181).

"In the beginning all this was covered over by darkness, unknowable, indefinable, unarguable, indeterminable; the universe appeared to be in a state of sleep, as it were. Then, the Self-originated Divine Being, Himself unmanifested, manifested this universe with its great elements etc., by tearing the veil of this darkness and revealing the forms of His creative energy. He, who is not to be beheld by the senses, who is subtle, the unmanifest, the everlasting, the unthinkable, the very embodiment of all beings,-He, of Himself, rose above this primordial darkness".
Manu-Smriti (I. 5-7)

"Verily, great is the glory of the Divine Creator."
(Rigveda 5:1:81 - 11)
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