Bhagavan and Ishvara are simply Brahman as viewed by Jiva. There is no difference between Bhagavan and Ishvara and both may be conceived as epithets for the Supreme.
The issue of Devatas is complicated. There are different types of Devatas.
There are three aspects ... The three main .. deities - the Trinity
consisting of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva - along wth ...
The words 'Devta', 'Bhagwan' and 'ishwara' can all refer to 'God' in General. However, looking deeply their meanings will drastically vary according to context. (See the links)
I would like to give a example,
गजाननं भूतगणादिसेवितं कपित्थजंबूफलसारभक्षितम् । उमासुतं शोकविनाशकारणं नमामि विघ्नेश्वरपादपङ्कजम् ॥
विघ्नेश्वर (Vighnēśvara): Vighna = problems and ...
Yes, nothing is hidden from the deities.
O Arjuna! The Lord dwells in the heart of all beings revolving them
all by His mysterious power Maya, as if they were objects mounted on a
The Lord hidden in our hearts is called Antaryami and knows all our secrets including our thoughts.
Yes, and this is because God is called paramAtmA, who dwells within every soul. gItA 15.15 says:
sarvasya chAhaM hRRidi sanniviShTo mattaH smRRitir jnAnam apohanaM
I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness
ChAndogyopaniShad gives specific details about God and the desires of hearts. 1.7.6:
The person in the ...
You are right. God doesn't hate anyone. However it's not because of threat. Its a parent-child relationship.
I am the Supersoul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living
entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings.(BG
I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But
whoever renders service unto Me in ...
The law of cycles and its corollary the law of transmigration or karma, is one of the cornerstones common to all philosophies and sects of Hinduism. Although the Lord is the one who metes out the results of karma, He is not its cause. Each individual jiva is responsible for their own karma. You reap what you sow. When the effect of a particular karmic action ...
Can human beings be reborn as deities after living an ethical life?
Yes they can. If you are sattvic and follow dharma, you can be reborn as a deva (god). From the Manusmriti:
12.40 - Those partaking of ‘Sattva’ reach the state of the devas (gods), those endowed with ‘Rajas,’ the state of humans, and those characterised by ‘Tamas,’ the state of animals; ...
Why don't our Gods and Goddesses prevent Kali Yuga from happening?
Because it's part of the plan and leela of Brahman, and the adharma in kali yuga is actually sanctioned and brought about by Brahman. This is all part of Brahman's leela (divine play). The yugas of satya, treta, dwapara, and kali all arrive and disappear at specific times managed and ...
There's two different things. First is the Iconographical representation aspect and second is the Spiritual and Metaphysical representation aspects. Let's try to discuss one by one.
Although in terms of art and history studies,the rough translation would result in the words like leśyā - लेश्या (in प्राकृत, prākṛta - Jaināgama), Tiruvāsi (in Tamil), Halo (...
Animals in general don't know God exists !! That is the reason they got into the cycle of lower births.
Infact, only few among the 8.4 million species including demigods know the existence of God. And very interestingly, only humans can try and get God realization, after many human births, because only humans can completely surrender their karma unto God. ...