Nirguna brahman

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Nirguna Brahman (Devanagari निर्गुण ब्रह्म, nirguṇa brahman), signifies the supreme reality without form or qualities (guna) in Hindu philosophy. The Advaita school is considered without material form. In Advaita Vedanta, the Nirguna Brahman differs from the supreme personality known as God, or the qualities humans attribute to the deity. Nirguna Brahman is similar to Para Brahman in that neither is assigned a gender.

Relationship with Brahman

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Vishnu's avatar is reincarnated by Lord Krishna. Para Brahman is Lord Krishna, also known as Lord Shiva, and both represent the same deity. The Almighty God and the Supreme Being have many names.


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