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Single Idea 8148

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 1. God]

Full Idea

Out of the infinite ocean of existence arose Brahma, first-born and foremost among the gods. From him sprang the universe, and he became its protector.

Gist of Idea

Brahma, supreme god and protector of the universe, arose from the ocean of existence


Anon (Upan) (The Upanishads [c.950 BCE], 'Mundaka')

Book Reference

'The Upanishads', ed/tr. Prabhavananda /Manchester [Mentor 1957], p.43

A Reaction

Brahma does not have eternal (or necessary) existence. Could Brahma cease to exist? I suppose we cannot ask what caused the appearance of Brahma? Is it part of a plan, or just luck, or some sort of necessity?