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Powerful God
« on: March 15, 2019, 07:39:43 am »
In greek religion, Zeus is the most powerful God. Thanks to him, the Cosmos we live in won't be destroyed by supernatural Gods. In Orthodox Christianity, God the Father is allpowerful. In Hinduism, lord Vishnu is powerful and protects the Cosmos.

What about other religions? Is power an important aspect of Gods?

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Re: Powerful God
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 10:53:16 am »
Is power an important aspect of Gods?

Depending on their role, yes very important. In Hinduism Lord Shiva is at least as powerful as Lord Vishnu. In fact, they balance one another. In Heathenry Thor is the most physically powerful.
śivāya vishnu rūpaya śivaḥ rūpaya vishnave
śivasya hridayam viṣṇur viṣṇoscha hridayam śivaḥ
Vishnu's appearance is Shiva; Shiva's appearance is Vishnu
Vishnu is the heart of Shiva; Shiva is the heart of Vishnu - Skandopanishad
 

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Re: Powerful God
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 06:38:51 pm »
Depending on their role, yes very important.

The most powerful god at any given moment is the one who can solve the moment's problem.
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Re: Powerful God
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 08:37:52 pm »
Depending on their role, yes very important. In Hinduism Lord Shiva is at least as powerful as Lord Vishnu. In fact, they balance one another.

Not to mention that for a lot of Hindus, Shakti is also similarly powerful, often seen as the balance to Shiva.
"The worshippers of the gods go to them; to the manes go the ancestor-worshippers; to the Deities who preside over the elements go their worshippers; My devotees come to Me." ... "Whichever devotee desires to adore whatever such Deity with faith, in all such votaries I make that particular faith unshakable. Endowed with that faith, a votary performs the worship of that particular deity and obtains the fruits thereof, these being granted by Me alone." - Sri Krishna

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Re: Powerful God
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 10:09:34 am »
The most powerful god at any given moment is the one who can solve the moment's problem.

Very true!
śivāya vishnu rūpaya śivaḥ rūpaya vishnave
śivasya hridayam viṣṇur viṣṇoscha hridayam śivaḥ
Vishnu's appearance is Shiva; Shiva's appearance is Vishnu
Vishnu is the heart of Shiva; Shiva is the heart of Vishnu - Skandopanishad
 

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