Defining the Creative Force

How different religions and ideologies define the Creative Force - aka God

Religions-of-the-world By Tsuyoshi Nagano

ब्रह्मैवेदममृतं पुरस्तात् ब्रह्म पश्चात् ब्रह्म उत्तरतो दक्षिणतश्चोत्तरेण । अधश्चोर्ध्वं च प्रसृतं ब्रह्मैवेदं विश्वमिदं वरिष्ठम् ॥ 2.2.11. Translated it says: I am in the east, the west, I am above [North] and below [South], I am this entire Cosmos as recorded in VEDIC Scripture from a time when there were no organized religions.

But what all religions that came much later say: "God is omnipresent (present in all particles) in it's un-manifest aspect & is always present all around us. This omnipresent God consists of knowledge & knows everything about this whole world & also knows about all the people of this world. Every inch of the space is occupied by Him. Every nook & corner is filled by Him. He is therefore called Brahm (God) who is Truth Absolute, Knowledge Absolute and is Infinite."

To fulfil the desire of a seeker, this un-manifest, all pervasive Brahm (God) by the power of His Yogmaya, manifests Himself as an embodied Being and appears before the seeker. In fact there is no difference between the Manifest and Un-manifest aspects of God. It is the Un-manifest that becomes manifest only.

"The Supreme Being (Purusha) is thousand-headed, thousand eyed, thousand footed;and, pervading the earth on all sides,He exists beyond the ten directions. The Supreme Being, indeed, is all this,what has been and what will be, and the Lord of immortality as well as of mortal creatures.

Such is His magnificence, but the Supreme Being is even greater than this; all beings are a fourth of Him, three-fourths--His immortality--lie in heaven. Three-fourths of the Supreme Being ascended; the fourth part came here again and again, and, diversified in form, it moved to the animate and the inanimate world." - Hinduism Rig Veda यत्र भक्तः तत्र ईश्वर Yatra Bhkta Tatr eeshwar - Vedic wisdom also added : Where there is a devoted seeker, there is God. It also calls for respecting all BEINGS irrespective of their origin, style or creed or even specie.

"The sun shines over all the earth. If the sun, which is only one of the hundred million servants of the Lord, can shine over all the earth, how much more would this be true for the Shechinah of the Lord Himself?" - Judaism. Talmud, Sanhedrin 39a

"God! there is no God but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there who shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-high, the All-glorious." - Islam - Qur'an 2.255

"Ahura Mazda is the beginning and the end, the creator of everything that can and cannot be seen, the Eternal, the Pure and the only Truth.

Duality exists as part of manifestation, but human beings also have freewill to choose between the dual opposites. As they have the power of choice, they have also the personal responsibility of choosing well. Spenta Mainyu, the Bountiful Spirit, promotes the realization of Asha. Angra Mainyu, the Destructive Spirit, violates Asha. We have a choice between them, between spirit and matter, between the real and the unreal.

Daena (din in modern Persian) is the eternal Law, whose order was revealed to humanity through the Mathra-Spenta ("Holy Words"). Daena has been used to mean religion, faith, law, and even as a translation for the Hindu and Buddhist term Dharma."
- Zoroastrianism. Closest to ancient Vedic principles

There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, Which existed before heaven and earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe.
I do not know its name; I call it Tao. If forced to give it a name, I shall call it Great. Now being great means functioning everywhere. Functioning everywhere means far-reaching. Being far-reaching means returning to the original point. - Ancient Chinese Taosim - Tao Te Ching Very simliar to Vedic thought.

"The one that is visible begins from the invisible. The invisible consists of three ultimates, and their essence is infinite." - Ancient Korean faith Chun Boo Kyung

"Divinity is that which was there before the appearance of heaven and earth, and which gives form to them; that which surpasses the yin and the yang, yet has the quality of them. This Divinity is thus the absolute existence, governing the entire universe of heaven and earth, yet at the same time, it dwells within all things, where it is called spirit; omnipresent within human beings, it is called mind. In other words, human mind communes with the Divinity which is ruler of heaven and earth; mind and Divinity are one and the same. Divinity is the root origin of heaven and earth, the spiritual nature of all things, and the source of human destiny. Itself without form, it is Divinity which nurtures things with form." - Shinto The aborigine ancient Japanese Faith

"The God that made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth and reflects on the relationship between God and Christians that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us for in him we live" attributed to Paul..

In Trinitarian theology, widely held; God the Father is the "arche" or "principium" (beginning), the "source" or "origin" of both the Son and the Holy Spirit, and is considered the eternal source of the Godhead. The Father is the one who eternally begets the Son, and the Father eternally breathes the Holy Spirit. The Son is eternally born from God the Father, and the Spirit eternally proceeds from the Father, and, in the Western tradition, also from the Son. - Christian View

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