A View of The Spiritual World

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A View of The Spiritual World

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:47 am

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Re: A View of The Spiritual World

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:44 pm

the interesting thing in the image of Krishna, is that the universes are represented in small spheres and we can get a sense of how they are many.

Multiverso the concept is well known in science today.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse


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Re: A View of The Spiritual World

Post by No_Mind » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:46 am

Came across this interesting link discussing the image in the OP link (the lower half below BRAHMAJYOTI; cannot figure out what the upper half is about .. probably Vaishnav description of Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu).

http://decodehindumythology.blogspot.in ... liens.html

To be noted, these are by and large depictions from Puranas -- class of Sanskrit sacred writings on Hindu mythology and folklore of varying date and origin, the most ancient of which dates from the 4th century AD (the bold text is to emphasise this is not Hindu philosophy but mythology and folklore).

Hindu worship of Gods is based on stories from Puranas -- Shiva from Shiva Purana, Vishnu from Vishnu Purana, Devi (Goddess Durga and Kali) from Markandeya Purana and so on.

To be noted, each sect (Saiva, Vasihnav, Shakta) gives more importance to its Supreme God (Ishvara) than others . In the image you have shared (for better viewing one should right click the image, download it and open it in an image program like Windows Photo Viewer. It is 3619x5497 and cannot be viewed properly in browser) Vishnu is huge and Shiva is tiny!! It is obviously a Vaishnav wallpaper!! No Shaiva will believe that image.
According to Vaishnava scriptures, at first there was only MahaVishnu, who rests on the eternal ocean. When he is asleep, nothing exists. There is only pure consciousness, an infinite potential. With his awakening, there is light and life. Out of his navel comes out Lord Brahma who assumes the duty of creation. In his first act as the creator, Lord creates four sages Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana and Sanat-kumar, who do not have worldly views due to their devotion to Narayana or Maha-Vishnu, the supreme godhead. So out of his frustration and anger was created Rudra or Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva assumed the duty of destruction at the end of the epochs. Thus the Holy trinity assumed their duties for an endless cycle of creation, preservation and destruction.

As per Shaiva scriptures, at first, the ultimate truth "Brahman" was Shiva without any birth or death. Vishnu is formed from the vaamanga of Shiva or the left body. Shiva is the extreme male power of the universe. He is the destroyer or annihilator of the universe. From him manifested the extreme female power of the universe Sati. Then the preserver of the universe Vishnu took three forms, Karnodakashayi Vishnu or Maha-Vishnu, Garbhodakashayi Vishnu and Kshirodakshayi Vishnu. Maha Vishnu has several Garbhodakashayi Vishnus in the spiritual sky (the ocean of Karana). Each Garbhodakashayi Vishnu exhales and inhales and with each breath a Brahma is born who lives for 100 Brahma years and dies with the breath of Garbhodakashayi Vishnu. Each Brahma creates a universe which comes to an end with partial annihilation. After several Brahma years the annihilation of the entire universe takes place at the last stage, the dissolution of the whole karan sagar by Shiv with Tandav and this cycle again begins[citation needed]. This cycle of formation and annihilation is seen in Hinduism.

Hindu scriptures hold that Lord Vishnu, the protector and caretaker of all creation, sleeps in the middle of a vast ocean on the giant snake Sheshnaga. When the cycle begins, Lord Brahma is born out of the 'lotus', an allusion to the kamal[lotus] which is the origin of all life. This 'lotus' comes out of the navel of Lord Vishnu. The lotus is known as Brahma Kamal. The first sound of Lord Brahma is Om, the origin of all creation.

Hindu cycle of the universe
We find Vaishnavs claim Shiva was born from Vishnu and Shaivas claim Vishnu was born from Shiva!!

Due to this, the founder of my religion, Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) said enough is enough. These are children's bed time stories* .. we must go back to Upanishads which contain core Hindu philosophy and reject Hindu religion, Gods, Goddesses, idol worship, caste system entirely and founded Brahmo Dharma based on it.

Unfortunately India of 19th century was not modern enough to grasp it and apart from few thousand elitist, anglophile families in Bengal it found no acceptance.

* they actually are .. when we were children we read the Puranas as bedtime stories but kids born after 1985 prefer Harry Potter .. so essentially kids like to read fantasy of some type at bedtime!!
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Re: A View of The Spiritual World

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:13 am

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Re: A View of The Spiritual World

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sun May 21, 2017 12:59 am

Thank you Nicholas!

Stories with many truths and that help a lot!

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Re: A View of The Spiritual World

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Re: A View of The Spiritual World

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:01 pm

Is the Universe a Giant Loop?
A new study suggests the cosmos may be curved in upon itself like a ball—but many experts remain unconvinced
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... iant-loop/

Wild New Study Suggests The Universe Is a Closed Sphere, Not Flat
https://www.sciencealert.com/wild-new-s ... d-not-flat

Cosmological crisis’: The universe may be a closed sphere, not flat
A new paper claims that scientists might be wildly mistaken about the density — and therefore, the shape — of our universe.
https://bigthink.com/news-social/universe-shape


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