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Interesting correlation between God and light in various world religions....

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Hello all, 😀

I have come across some observations which depict an interesting correlation between God and light in the major world religions....

In Hinduism, the Vedas and Hindu scriptures considers the Shivalingam as representing a cosmic pillar or point of light.  The Dharmic monotheistic sect the Prajapita Brahmakumaris consider God to be a point of light. The Upanishads and enlightened masters have also described Brahman to be self-luminous.

In Islam, Allah has 100 name's, and one of them is Alnoor ( the Light).

“God is light,” says  Jesus Christ ( 1 John 1:5 ), in the Bible in Christianity.

In Judaism, Psalm 76:4 says of God, “You are radiant with light.”

So this correlation between God and light, is a common denominator in these four major world religions.

Imo, the fire worship in Zoroastrianism may be illustrating this correlation between God (Ahura Mazda ) and light as well, light being emitted by the fire.

I would say this may provide more proof that the major world religions are identical in their core, with only superficial differences on the outside creating cause for extremism and conflict. If you find any further proofs or evidences in this regard in Sikhism, please do share it here.

Thanking in advance. 😀

Ajay.

 

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7 hours ago, harsharan000 said:

In Gurbani, in the Aarti, we come to know something on this respect: Sabh meh jot, Jot hae soee

Which means, His light is in everything, He Himself is the Light.

 

Hi Harsharanji, , 😀

Thank you for your reply. Reading the above filled me with bliss and light myself. 😇

I checked this out in the internet and found the verse number to be (13-5, DnwsrI, m 1 ).

An alternate translation goes like this...

sB mih joiq joiq hY soie ]
sabh meh jot jot hai so-ay.
Amongst all is the Light-You are that Light. (13-5, DnwsrI, m 1 )

 

Thank you again for your scholarly reply. 🙏

May you be blessed yourself by God Almighty Himself.

Sweet regards,

Ajay0

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Talking about the Light form of that one Supreme and Highest Truth, such as Naam, Satnam, Waheguru or Akal Purukh;

found the following 2 utmost beautiful and truly universal messages in the Bani for all mankind, and any living/consciouss beings :

ਨਾਨਕ ਠਾਕੁਰੁ ਸਰਬ ਸਮਾਣਾ ਆਪਨ ਭਾਵਨ ਕਰੀਆ 

Naanak Thaakur Sarab Samaanaa Aapan Bhaavan Kareeaa 

O Nanak, the Lord and Master is contained amongst all; He does just as He pleases.

and

ਪੂਰਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਥਾਨ ਥਨੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਈ

Poor Rehiaa Ghatt Ghatt Abinaasee Thhaan Thhananthar Saaee ||

The Imperishable Lord is permeating and pervading each and every heart; He is in all places and interspaces.

 

*We can see, how Guru Jee tells us that, that formless and eternal  Lightful Truth, is contained in all, and there is no such place where He is not. 

He is not limited  nor is a copyright to any particular tribe, geographical zone, country, race, or nationality, He is present even in those who acknowledge Him not and deny Him, yet He is present in all, thus,  our consciouss state as souls.

Bodies are fanah, perishable. It is by the one ray of  His Light, His akhoot Jot,  present in that body, which makes us consciouss and sentient living beings, throughout the Chaurasee ka chakar.

The teachings of Guru Sahiban and Bhagat Jan, are universal, for they see the Jot of  One Waheguru in all, though howsoever deluded and ignorant many could be, and as said before, the validity and truth imparted by Guru Sahiban may be rejected or not acepted by many, yet is the only universal Truth. 

it is only, that due to their individual or collective destinies, due to their own karam, their time has not come yet to know and understand Him.

But, that does not change their inner reality, which is, that each and every soul, is His ray, His jeev atma.

Stay blessed.

SSA.

 

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