Does god have a mind? If yes, it is an exception for God that body and mind are temporary, only Atma /Brahman is the permanent?

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    This Cosmic manifestation is mental manifestation of Isvara. – Parabrahman Jyoti Oct 2 '18 at 14:37
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    True ishvaras mind is the cause of the universe – subash rajaa Oct 2 '18 at 16:06

The answer can depend upon what Vedanta philosophy you adhere to. According to the Advaita, mind is one of the kosas. See here - Where does a Soul attach to the Body? and here - Where does the four states of consciousness occurs in an individual?. Mind is a state of perceptual consciousness shared by by living beings and man. Brahman has no mind - what is there for Brahman to think about? What is there for Brahman to understand? Brahman knows all, past, present, and future. Brahman is beyond mind. Brahman is Pure Consciousness. Iswara - Saguna Brahman - is how we perceive Brahman, because we, with our limited mind and senses, cannot comprehend the true nature of Brahman. We make an anthropic vision of Saguna Brahman.

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  • Brahman in advaita only is considered as a inert principle. As per Brahma sutra Brahman is the one from whom universe begins, janmadasya. So Brahman as per scripture has mind. – subash rajaa Oct 5 '18 at 15:27
  • Saguna Brahman in Advaita is a reality, this has been accepted by great traditional advaitic saints like HH Chandrashekhara Saraswati.The last statement "we make an anthropic vision of Saguna Brahman" is not a Vedic idea. – subash rajaa Oct 6 '18 at 10:47

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