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HR 311.08 - 01
The Unmanifest Supreme is revealed for our Rituals and Prayers
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8- 07: Un-manifest Divine is revealed in Manifest Forms
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The Supreme Truth is hidden behind the Veil of our limitations of Maya
 
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The Divine Supreme exists as the Un-manifest, Nirguna Brahman, all over the universe that He created in the nature of mass and energy with its own time or rhythm. The Supreme Brahman exists in Its Immanent Nature as Nirguna Brahmam in the universe as the basic Mass and Energy. Though loosely translated as the "Form-less God", in the true sense He is the Supreme without attributes and is non-comprehensible with our ordinary sense organs. He resides inside us also.

Nirguna Brahman is also referred to as Nishkala Sivam in Saivism and Savisésha Brahman in Vaishnavism. For the benefit of our understanding with our freewill, the un-manifest Brahman manifests himself in the various forms in our phenomenal universe without ceasing to be in the un-manifest form. This is referred to as Saguna Brahman or Supreme with all the attributes that we can comprehend, In this form, the same Brahman is referred to as ParaBrahman by Vedic followers and Smãrthas, Ãdhi Siva or Paraméswara, Maha Vishnu or Narãyana and Ãdhi Parãsakthi by the various sampradhãyas of devotees.

Paramãthma further manifests through the powers of Mãyã, for the benefit of the Hindu Devotee, as Brahma, Vishnu and Siva along with their Consorts, Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Pãrvathi, to perform various actions of creation, preservation and dissolution with knowledge, wealth and energy. They further make all other manifestations and Avathãras. Every Hindu knows that the Supreme Paramãthma is there in all these manifestations in Its Transcendent forms, as Saguna Brahmam. This is Eternal Reality.

Tesãm Satata Yuktãnãm - bhajatãm prîti-poorvakam | Dadãami buddhi-yogam tam - yena mã upayãnti te || X-10 || He who knows about this manifestation of My divine majesties and My power unites with Me in steady and unfaltering communion. About this there is no doubt. -- Bhagavad Gita: X-10:

Serving under the direct control of the Divine Supreme are several celestial forces and angels that are praised in the Vedic Prayers. These are like Indra, Surya, Agni, Varuna and other Upa-Devathas representing the Natural forces. They reside in heaven and other celestial worlds above us and do have supernatural powers. We also have Village Deities as local traditions; many of these may represent social leaders and kings of the remote past who served and protected the community for their welfare.

All these forces are to be recognized as subordinate entities that are worthy of our prayers and worship services but they are not the real Supreme God, under whose command they serve. Similarly many communities worship their teachers and Gurus as well as parents and ancestors, elevated to a supreme status. They are only messengers and guides. While we worship the manifest form, realization of Un-manifest Supreme is inherent in it.

 

 

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tésãm satatayuktãnãm bhajatãm pritipûrvakam |
dadãmi buddhiyogam tam tenã mãmupayãnti té || Ch.X - 10 ||
----- Srimad Bhagavad Gita: X-10:
He who knows about this manifestation of My divine majesties
and My power unites with Me in steady and unfaltering communion.
About this there is no doubt. ----
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Chapter - 8: Realization of the Supreme with Rituals & Prayers ~Lesson - 07~
 
Lessons: - :~: 8- 01 :~: 8- 02 :~: 8- 03 :~: 8- 04 :~: 8- 05 :~: 8- 06 :~: 8- 07 :~: 8- 08 :~: 8- 09 :~:
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