Dualism

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The followers of Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) believe that God and His creation man are two separate entities. This is called ‘dualism’ because it accepts the separate existence of God and man as the truth. The believers of these religions cannot accept the concept that man can become God. They believe that it is impossible for man to meet God face to face or actually visualize Him in any way. In contrast, Vedic (Hindu) religion believes that God and man are not two separate entities. According to Hindu philosophy, man attains Godhood when his evolution is complete.

Man can attain this complete evolution only when he rises above his physical and mental consciousness and progresses through the last three stages of spiritual consciousness with the blessings of a spiritual master like Gurudev Siyag. This is ‘non-dualism’ as it does not differentiate between God and man. Hindu philosophy not only explains the concept of ‘So-aham’ (My true being is God) but goes on to lay down the functional method for man to attain this highest stage of evolution.

Isvarah Sarvabhutanam hrddese arjuna tisthati bhramayan sarvabhutani yantrarudhani mayaya

- Lord Krishna

Eighth avatar of the god Vishnu

Meaning: The Lord abides in the hearts of all beings, O Arjuna, causing them to turn round by His power as if they were mounted on a machine (B.G. 18:61)


However, in contrast to the current Christian belief in dualism, the Bible echoes the Hindu belief in non-dualism when it says,

And what agreement hath the temple of god with idols? For ye are temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (2 Corinthians 6:16)

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