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Ishvara   Term Image (Īśvara ) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings: Isa, Isvara
Short Description: master, lord, Supreme Being, "possessing power"
Long Description: (A) literally, "possessing power," hence master; God understood as a personal being, as Creator and Lord; manifest in the Trimūrti as Brahmā, Vishnu, and Shiva. (B) lit. "the Lord of the Universe"; the personal God who manifests in the triple form of Brahmā (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer), and Shiva (the Transformer); identical with saguna Brahman.
Source(s): (A) The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger. (B) Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge, Cream of Liberation Translated by Swami Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms