God is “Being”, not “a Being”

One of the most profound ideas I have come across thanks to Vedanta Philosophy is the idea that “God” is not a person but rather “Beingness” Itself. So, “God” is Transcendent Beingness, or Presence, beyond any kind of limited human or deity-centric personality. Most religions today, including Hinduism, portray God as a Superman or Superhuman Being. But in the eyes of great philosophers like Sankara and the Rishis of the Upanishads, “God” is Spirit – That is beyond personality. Spirit is Pure Being and is untainted by human words and/or human expressions. So, as you chant OM or meditate on OM, abide in the presence of Pure Being, beyond personality, beyond words and beyond limiting gestures. Namaste.

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