For Vaishnavites Vishnu is the Supreme, Brahman For Shivaites Shiva is the Supreme, Brahman

If we ourself have confusion in Hinduism who is the supreme, how can we explain to a person who is new to Hinduism ?

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    It’s not tough. No confusion. All are supreme and forms of the same supreme. Have a look at this answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/43910/…. However one must note if you have a particular isht, then you must completely surrender to him and him only while at the same time not disrespecting other forms of the supreme.
    – Adiyarkku
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 8:06
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  • In terms of actual experience - as reported by practitioners like Ramana Maharishi - Supreme Brahman is formless and nameless. All personal deities are the result of belief and visions - which vary by sect/personal preference.
    – S K
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 10:03
  • Retated : hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/43915/22556 and possibly a duplicate Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 10:28


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