The Holy Trinity: The Monotheistic Deity Of Hinduism

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Through all religions though many differentiate in ways of practice, rituals, and other dynamics all have one thing in common, a deity or deities that guide them through everyday life. A deity (or more commonly known as a god) is, by definition, a God, god, or goddess who seen as divine or sacred by the people of the religion. The deity/deities of a religion are usually the focus point of a religion. The deity/deities also typically give knowledge or advice to its followers by means of written script or by other worldly means. The deity/deities of religion are the what holds the religion together anchor it, they help put a driving force into joining the religion and help keep its followers. Deity/deities most commonly play a large part of …show more content…
In what follows will be the defining of the monotheistic deity of Christianity also known as the Holy Trinity and polytheistic deities of Hinduism and how they differ in many ways but also share certain similarities. The first deity covered is from the religion of Christianity. This religion has monotheistic practice religion with the main focus of the what they call the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is the deity for the Christian religion. To understand what the Holy Trinity is you must first know what makes the trinity. The Holy Trinity is comprised of “three different _______” The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. Though they seem separate all there are connected as one whole “For there are three that bear the record in heaven, the Father, the Son, and The Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (KJV Bible 1 John 5:7). The Father of the trinity is more commonly known as YHWH in the old testament. In the Christian belief, The Father is believed to have been when there was nothing; has seen everything that has happened and knows all things that will happen. The Father is whom spoke the universe into existence and who formed all things in the universe represented by the first verse in the Bible “In the beginning God created the Heaven …show more content…
When you look at both these religions you can also see the similarity of a king or protector in both views. For the Christians, you have God “The Father” who is said to have spoken the universe and all its inhabitance into existence when there was nothing there, and seeks to answer the prayers of his followers. Compared with the Vishnu the Cosmic King also known as the god of protection. Vishnu manifest himself in human forms known as avatars to help when there is crisis on Earth. Even though these two religions differ highly in most ways there are a few instances where you can see some similarities between them. One of these similarities being that one of the main focus point is a “Holy” trinity. In the Christian tradition, you have the main deity the Holy Trinity which is comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit, which is believed to help guide one thorough their life and relief them of the burden of sin to help get them to heaven. Similarly, in the Hindu religion there is also a trinity of sorts. In the Bhakti Marga (Path of Devotion) there are three main deities that are the focused on more heavily than others; Vishnu the Cosmic King, Siva god of Creation/Destruction, and Devi the goddess of

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