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Attributes of God Almighty Heaven Hell

Query: What are the attributes of God Almighty... their signiicance vis-à-vis gods and goddesses in Hinduism! Also tell me of life in Heaven and Hell.

Vijay Kumar:
You get it all wrong... Narayan, Ishwar, Brahman, Karta, Parmatman, Bhagwan, Prabhu, Sanatana Purusha are not attributes of God Almighty... they are different names for addressing God Almighty! If God Almighty is termed Karta... it simply denotes that God Almighty is creator of all things cosmic... the only truth of life! Apart from God Almighty, Karta nothing else exists in whole cosmos!

If God Almighty is termed Sanatana Purusha... it is for the prime reason that God Almighty exists from times immemorial! The whole cosmic system is Sanatana... having no beginning... Or an end! The whole cosmic system seems endless! As the whole cosmos forms when God Almighty explodes self... God Almighty is also termed Sanatana Purusha!

Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva (also known as Mahesh) are three attributes of God Almighty as detailed in Hinduism! Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva form Hindu Trinity of gods! All the three attributes of God Almighty were created during Vedic times so that humanity could worship and pray to God Almighty!

In Nirakaar form (having no form) it was difficult for commoners... the masses to worship or pray God Almighty! Even comprehension of one single God Almighty was difficult for commoners... the masses... the prime reason why Hinduism has a horde of gods totaling 330 million which paramount to one God for every four persons!

Hinduism is one such religion that has no dearth of gods to worship or pray! Most mountains and rivers in India have a godly name! During Vedic times such a practice had a meaning but in present times with scientific developments occurring at a brisk pace... the values of life have changed... we just cannot continue interpreting the sacred Scriptures in light of practices of yester years!

To fight our enemy across the borders in present times... we do not need bows and arrows! If one were to follow sacred scriptures word by word... mankind should fight enemy with bows and arrows but so is not the case! In present times wars are fought using nuclear arsenal... chemical warfare! Interpreting contents of sacred Bhagavad-Gita correctly is the true essence of life!

Religion in India can have as many gods and goddesses but on spiritual path... the uncharted path of spirituality not even a single god is necessitated! For assimilating teachings contained in Bhagavad-Gita one need have absolute faith in God Almighty alone. We are not a human being... a body manifesting a soul Atman!

On the contrary it is our soul Atman... the spirit within that has manifested human form! Our soul Atman has manifested human form to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within! The moment all traces of dross impurities within soul Atman removed... human beings reached cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!

For removal of dross impurities within our soul Atman... one need not worship any form of God or Goddess! Worshiping is a ritual... not the least necessitated on spiritual path! Those who understand the real crux of life only pray to God Almighty... the one and only Brahman... Parmatman... Karta... Sanatana Purusha!

In my search for God I never went to a temple, church or mosque! God is not to be found in temples, churches or mosques! God Almighty can only be found in sacred teachings of Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism! For reaching God Almighty... for attaining God... one needs diving deep into bottomless pit of wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism!

Bhagavad-Gita is the beginning and also the end of all! The knower of Bhagavad-Gita becomes the knower of all... gains omniscience for all practical purposes! The contents of Bhagavad-Gita can never be understood literally... it needs reading in between the lines! The prime reason why most human beings on mother Earth follow the path of bhakti yoga... never jnana yoga!

The path of jnana yoga demands highest level of discipline... practice of patience, persistence and perseverance at its level best... something that can always be practiced by human beings! In his lifetime even Swami Vivekananda did not gain enlightenment as he never wanted to! Swami Vivekananda wanted to serve community at its level best and so he did!

Only to project importance of free attributes of nature before commoners, masses... the religious preachers of yester era developed a horde of gods and goddesses for human beings to pray and worship God in different forms! The panch tattva concept of Hinduism is vitally important for human beings at large... for followers of religion, rituals!

If nature provides us with free air to breathe, free water to drink, the sky... the Earth... it is presence of Agni (fire) that makes journey of life worthwhile! In absence of one... life simply could not exist in cosmic system... the prime reason why all the five basic elements of nature are respected and prayed to in Hinduism!

By worshiping Vayu Devta (we pay our obeisance to God of air), by worshiping Jal Devta (we pay our obeisance to God of water), by worshiping Mother Earth (we offer obeisance to godly mother... who offered her humble abode to our soul Atman to manifest a living form! By worshiping sky... we simply respect God Almighty for the vastness of cosmic system!

Agni Devta (God of fire) plays most important role in Hinduism! It is presence of Agni (fire) that makes human beings absolve themselves of sins committed in daily life! The elimination of karma becomes possible through path of Agni yoga! It is presence of Agni that dissolves karma step-by-step as human beings move ahead in journey of life!

Furthermore of all wisest things created by God Almighty... why would God desire human beings undergo sufferings? The human form is not the end of all! The truth of life lay in our soul Atman... the spirit within that is on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years!

Imagine a situation when after death of body... the human form matching parents are not available on mother Earth! In the circumstances where would the released soul Atman dwell? It is for this prime reason God Almighty created heaven (termed swarga in Hinduism) and hell (termed Naraka in Hinduism).

Heaven... the kingdom of heaven is not a place to rejoice! Heaven was built by God Almighty as a resting place for souls atmans if residual balance of karma was positive. Every soul Atman with a positive balance of karma after death of body remains in heaven (swarga) until matching parents became available on mother Earth!

If after death of body the residual balance of karma is negative... the soul Atman manifests a seat in hell (Naraka) until matching parents become available on mother Earth! Heaven exists in center of Sun where temperatures exceed millions of degrees centigrade. It is in such high temperatures our soul Atman feels comfortable.

On the contrary hell exists in periphery of Sun where temperatures are considerably less. It is in such low temperatures our soul Atman suffers for eternity! The concept of both heaven and hell is not new to Hinduism. Everything is contained in sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism... from A to Z. of spirituality!

What people say is not of concern... what is written in books by western scholars is also immaterial... the significance lay in learning core truths of life! Those who have not yet gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) how can they preach the elements of spirituality? The path of spirituality is not a forte of Brahmins or western scholars... the path of spirituality can only be followed by one who has absolute faith in God Almighty!

God Almighty is not the form of human beings... it is the sum total of all purified souls atmans in cosmos at a given moment of time! If an independent grain of sand is an individual soul Atman... the whole mound God Almighty! Our soul Atman... the spirit within is God Almighty existing within every human being... rather every living being in minuscule form!

By traveling path of jnana yoga... by assimilating wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita human beings finally emancipated forever from cycle of birth and death... reached cosmic end of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! The liberated soul Atman finally entered abode of God... the kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). Vaikuntha... kingdom of God is a point of no return!

The karma having dissolved forever... the need for soul Atman to manifest a body now ceases to exist! The liberated soul Atman remains in Vaikuntha... kingdom of God forever!

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Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Attributes of God Almighty explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on heaven hell can be found at Proof of God ... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.

 Full text of query: I know that word "Narayana","Eshwar","Brahma" are all the name of GOD and HIS attribute but in reality is they all power without shape of human being? In Hinduism, we have GOD like so many male and female, was they just created by our forefahers to understand the vedic things easily for future genartaion?

Also let me know life in heaven and hell, some people telling that Earth itself is both with depends on their Karma and others mentioning that the heaven is the GOD's most beautiful place and hell is for punishment which is created by GOD itself for wrong thing doers.

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