Brahman is not the Abrahamic concept of “God”!

While this has been discussed before, I am not the only one who has pointed this out. Many use ‘brahman’ to show Hinduism as “monotheistic”. (A part of me thinks this is done to ease Westerner’s fears of Hinduism.) Hinduism is not monotheistic, inherently! There is definitely monotheistic sects, but they’re nothing like this!

The story of brahman and what it is, needs to be affirmed here as much misinformation is present in Western regions about Hinduism. Most paint it as something similar to the Abrahamic concept of God. I believe this to be inaccurate and only sold to be easily digestible to Westerners. In my opinion, especially in brahamn’s nirguna aspect, it is far more likened to primordial chaos; a concept that is not far from Indo-European religions. (I.e. Greek and Nordic, and in such myths as chaoskempf.)

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What is special about being a Hindu? — A View from my Sight

I love this so much. This is why I am Hindu. So much freedom, so many philosophies. So much inclusiveness.

What is special about being a Hindu : 1) Believe in God ! – Aastik – Accepted 2) Don’t believe in God ! – You’re accepted as Nastik 3) You want to worship idols – please go ahead. You are a murti pujak. 4) You dont want to worship idols – no problem. You can […]

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