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asked 2015-10-17 12:32:56 -0600

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What does it mean that God created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva? I thought there is only One God and if so why would God create lesser gods?

"He created air, water, fire, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 504). "He created Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; they act according to His will" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 948). Why do some people worship Brahma but hesitate to worship God when "Even Brahma and his sons sing God's Praises; Sukdayv and Prahlaad sing His praises as well" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1224).

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answered 2015-10-21 12:22:30 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

There is only One. He exists as both Nirgun (formless) and Sirgun (all the forms of creation.) All forms arise from the One and fall back into the One.

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are simply ways of envisioning the three aspects of Sirgun: God the Creator; God the Sustainer and God the Destroyer. Of course it's a never-ending spiral birth-life-death-rebirth, etc. etc.

Early religions had no words. Most people couldn't read. Only Brahmins could read and write. That's the reason for the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses. They are visual representations (like a comic book for children) of all the many aspects of the One which Guru Gobind Singh Ji enumerates in Jaap Sahib.

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answered 2015-10-17 12:47:49 -0600

Not at all Punjabi gravatar image

You are very innocent. In India, the followers of the Sanatan Dharma for ages have been worshiping Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. You can't stop these people from worshiping them.

Akal Purakh himself chose to take birth on this Earth in this dark age of Kaliyug in the form of Guru Nanak and his 10 successors, the 11th being Guru Granth Sahib Ji but Sikhs have failed miserably to propagate as to what Guru Granth Sahib Ji has to say. Hence, there are few followers of the Guru.

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answered 2015-10-17 18:30:51 -0600

Bhagat Singh gravatar image

The gods long for life as human beings (I learned this from a saintly gursikh).

According to my understanding:

  1. Brahma is the creator of the Vedas
  2. Vishnu incarnated in many bodies (avtaars) to propogate dharma
  3. Shiva fights demons like Chandi does

None of them are merged in God and have some haumai (ego). Krishna said he was God but he was simply the form of Vishnu. Gods exist just as humans, animals, plants, minerals, and angelic and demonic beings do. Guruji says there are 33 mllion!

Gods are given such false high authority that it is very hard to attain mukti (liberation). The goddess Durga even met Guru Gobind Singh in his previous incarnation as Dusht Daman (as the legend says). He was in such high bhagti (devotion) that he was far beyond the gods and assisted her in destroying many demons. Even by speaking with the radiant Tenth King she couldn't merge with God.

The gods will someday attain a human life and merge though. When? When God gives his glance of grace. Everybody will attain liberation before the universe is destroyed. That includes those not in this physical plane - but in celestial realms too. This is what guru says in his bani. The universe will then consume itself and begin again one day.

Also, some gods carry out deeds in Waheguru's Darbar (Court of God) and other places. Some like Chitr and Gupt are referred to as angels though, although they are semi-gods. It is hard to explain, but not really neccesary to.

So yes, to conclude, the gods are in bondage like the rest of us. That is why they're here. It is just a part of the wheel of reincarnation. Someday their wheel will turn and they will start again here on Earth in the search of Waheguru.

Oh Dhan Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji! You've come to save this Dark Age!!!

May Waheguru bless you in all of your endeavours! Gurfateh!

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