is brahman a being or a force

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Matthew Rossi, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Matthew Rossi

    Matthew Rossi New Member

    Tillich the Christian philosopher said God is not "a being" but rather "beingness itself". Is this what brahman is or is he a being?
  2. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    It depends on who you talk to. Dualists might lean to the 'being' idea, certainly not a 'He' though. Non-dualists would see it more as a force. There is really no equivalent for the Abrahamic God in our dharmic way. A lot of our concepts aren't really that translatable. Brahman is one of them.
  3. Saraswati

    Saraswati New Member

    I agree that the Arhahamic God can not be compared to Brahman, yet in a mystical sense a Christian , Muslim, Hindu and a Buddhist will see the truth as ONE. Speaking of ONE, this energy is Brahman. All is Brahman and Brahman is all. This is what the Brahma sutras state. It is not an individuated God, it is the absolute self.
  4. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    Brahman is the divine force underlying all reality or the equivalent of reality itself.

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