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Term: Brahman

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Brahman: Although most people see Hinduism as polytheistic, it is actually a monotheistic religion with thousands of manifestations of the ultimate deity. This ultimate being transcends all duality and is known as Brahman. All other deities are just aspects of Brahman.

Brahman:

God, the supreme Godhead or universal soul. Despite the fact that Hinduism is described as a polytheistic religion, there are certain monotheistic aspects underlying the concept of Brahman. Interestingly enough the literal meaning of the word is growth or expansion. 


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