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Brahman. In Hinduism, Brahman (ब्रह्मन् brahman) is "the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world",[2] which "cannot be exactly defined".


It has been described in Sanskrit as Sat-cit-ānanda (being-consciousness-bliss) and as the highest reality. [note 1][note 2] The Isha Upanishad says: Auṃ – That supreme Brahman is infinite, and this conditioned Brahman is infinite. The infinite proceeds from infinite. Etymology[edit] Semantics and pronunciation[edit] Here the underlined vowels carry the Vedic Sanskrit udātta short pitch accent. In Vedic Sanskrit:- Brahma (ब्रह्म) (nominative singular), brahman (ब्रह्मन्) (stem) (neuter[8] gender) means the Great Cosmic Spirit, from root brhaBrahmānda (ब्रह्माण्ड) (nominative singular), from stems brha (to expand) + anda (egg), means universe as an expansion of a cosmic egg (Hiranyagarbha), or the macrocosm.

In later Sanskrit usage:- One must not confuse these with: How to Become a Taoist. Rick Matz's Guide to Practical Taoism. Sun Tzu The Art of War and Strategy Site. A lot of people seem look to Taoism for a justification for their “doing what they want.”

Rick Matz's Guide to Practical Taoism. Sun Tzu The Art of War and Strategy Site

That’s probably not what Taoism is about at all. Taoism has everything to do with order. "The way things work. " Philosophy isn’t about idle speculation over a cup of tea. It has to do with real life. There is much talk in Taoism about Yin and Yang, and that they must be kept in balance. “Your way.” Taoism is an alternative scientific method. A Taoist does everything with a purpose. Basically, Taoism deals with ends and means. The Four Seasons gently succeed each other. The I Ching, which is supposed to be an oracle, really has little to do with divination/fortune telling. When considering a question, a hexagram is thrown. By the time this exercise has been completed, it doesn’t matter what the book says, the analyst has turned the problem over and over again. Finally the hexagrams should be considered with respect to the four seasons - what is the nature of how things change?

First, Earth. Taoism. Taoist rite at the Qingyanggong (Bronze Ram Temple) in Chengdu, Sichuan.


Taoism, or Daoism, is a philosophical, ethical, and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as Dao). The term Tao means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that is both the source and the driving force behind everything that exists. It is ultimately ineffable: "The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. While Taoism drew its cosmological notions from the tenets of the School of Yin Yang, the Tao Te Ching, a compact and ambiguous book containing teachings attributed to Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade–Giles: Lao Tzu), is widely considered its keystone work.

After Laozi and Zhuangzi, the literature of Taoism grew steadily and was compiled in form of a canon—the Daozang—which was published at the behest of the emperor. The Rambling Taoist. Hindu deities. Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent.

Hindu deities

It comprises three major traditions, Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism, whose followers considered Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti (also called as Devi) to be the supreme deity respectively. Most of the other deities were either related to them or different forms (incarnations) of these deities. Hinduism has been called the "oldest religion" in the world, and many practitioners refer to Hinduism as "the eternal law". (Sanātana Dharma). Given below is a list of the chief Hindu deities followed by a list of Hindu deities (including demi-gods).

Hindu God[edit] Para Brahman[edit] Adi Shankara has said that there is only one Supreme Para-Brahman and all of the other deities are the forms and expansions of this Para-Brahman. Adi Para Shakti[edit] Devi Amba (Amma or Amman)[edit] Goddess Durga slaying the buffalo-demon. Popular Goddesses worshiped in Hinduism are Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Durga, and Kali.