From TSL Encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ishvara is usually personified as one aspect of this Trinity. Various Hindu sects identify Ishvara with the highest figure in their pantheon—whether it be Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva. As described by the Hindu sage Ramanuja, “Ishvara ... has an infinite number of supreme and auspicious qualities.... He has a most perfect body, which is eternal and immutable. He is radiant, full of beauty, youth, and strength. He is omnipresent; he is ... the inner ruler of all.”[1] You can think of Ishvara as being one with the great Atman, the Presence of God that is part of and in your threefold flame.

  1. Klaus K. Klostermaier, A Survey of Hinduism (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1989), p. 377.