When a theist claims that a god exists, one of the first questions one should ask "what do you mean by god?" Next question shoule be "which or whose god?"
Aikya or Oneness or Unity
- There is only one Source. Everything is from the same divine source.
- The ocean is not made of single drop of water. But, every single drop in it matters to be what it is.
Soverignity of God
- God is Satchidananda: Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute and Bliss Absolute.
- God is Antaryamin or Inner Ruler of this body and mind. God Lives in every one as the silent witness.
- God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.
- God is Chiranjeevi, permanent, eternal, perpetual, indestructible, immutable and imperishable. God is unchanging amidst the changing phenomena.
- God is Paramatma, the Supreme Being.
- God is Sarva-vid, ever-knowledgeable, knows everything.
- God is Chirashakti, ever-powerful.
- God is Swayambhu, self-existent.
- God is 'Swayam Prakasha' or self-luminous.
- God is Swatah Siddha or self-proven.
- God is 'Paripoorna' or self-contained.
- God is Swatantra or Independent.
- God is Eternal Happiness or Supreme Peace.
- God is Love, all-merciful
- God is Life the 'Prana' (life) in the body
Concept of God by UPANISHADS
"He is One only without a second."
[Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1
"Na casya kascij janita na cadhipah."
"Of Him there are neither parents nor lord."
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]2
"Na tasya pratima asti"
"There is no likeness of Him."
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]3
"Na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam."
"His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye."
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]4
"na tasya pratima asti
"There is no image of Him."
"He is bodyless and pure."
[Yajurveda 40:8]6 "Dev maha osi"
"God is verily great"
"Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan"
"There is only one God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit."
Hindus use Nirguna (without qualities) and Saguna (with qualities) definitions. Sankara reconciles these two theological extremes by insisting that God is being spoken of on two levels. On the highest level (Nirguna) Brahman cannot be spoken of as having any qualities or any relationships.
However God takes forms as perceived by humans and this perceived form is called saguNa brahman (god with (good) attributes).
The Name Of God In Different Languages
God - English
Dios - Spanish
un dieu, Deu - French
Gott - German
Nkos - Zulu
Jehova - multilingual
Allah - Arabic
alaha - Aramaic
Dyw - Cornish
Dew - Breton
Dev( pronounced DE- V) - Sanskrit
Bhagwan - Sanskrit
Swami - many south Indian languages
kadavul - Tamil.