If God is omnipotent then

  1. why can't parambrahm kill my soul(aatma)
  2. Can parambrahm parmeshwar make a rock that can't be lifted by parambrahm?
  3. Can God kill himself?

I don't want to offend anyone but I want to know answer of such contradictions

Edit:With these questions can I say God is omnipotent only to the subjects and aspects in maya. But not omnipotent in case of soul/aatma

  • God is not an individual and so these questions are irrelevant. Feb 12 at 12:35
  • @PradipGangopadhyay replace word God with almighth consciousness. Then?
    – Hope
    Feb 12 at 12:41
  • Consciousness is not an individual. There is no way to define it. So the questions are irrelevant. Feb 12 at 12:44
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    God cannot kill your soul because aatma hi parmatma hai, (Self is God).
    – User 29449
    Feb 12 at 13:31
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    your question is non-nonsensical on many levels. Your soul (atman) is eternal. Your soul (atman) is omnipotent. Killing only occurs with the non-eternal. Rocks exist within the sensual universe. The sensual universe is unreal. There is no 'creation'. Creation is a western term. The vedas speak of 'sristhi' - projection. There is nothing to lift. Can you make the unreal Real? Can a mirage be made real? Feb 15 at 10:52

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The question assumes the omnipotence of God/Ishwara.

It is not clear if Ishwara is omnipotent. In some places, Ishwara admits that He cannot change some things.

Bhagavad Gita

sadṛśaṅ cēṣṭatē svasyāḥ prakṛtērjñānavānapi. prakṛtiṅ yānti bhūtāni nigrahaḥ kiṅ kariṣyati৷৷3.33৷৷

3.33 Even a man of wisdom behaves according to his own nature. Beings follow (their) nature. What can restraint do?

While commenting on this sloka, Sri Adi Shankara says -

tasmāt prakṛtiṅ yānti anugacchanti bhūtāni prāṇinaḥ. nigrahaḥ niṣēdharūpaḥ kiṅ kariṣyati mama vā anyasya vā৷৷

Therefore, bhutani, beings; yanti, follow; (their) prakrtim, nature. Nigrahah kim karisyati, what can restraint do, be it from Me (Krishna) or anybody else?

Here, we find Bhagavan himself admitting that He cannot make people act contrary to their nature. This is an example that probably shows that Ishwara is not omnipotent. (But yes, there are other places where Ishwara is treated as omnipotent).

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