Who is God?
God in Hinduism
First Online: August 15, 1997
Page Last Updated: June 30, 2012
In His Own Words..
On the battlefield of Kurukshetra, warrior Arjuna asks
Lord Krishna to describe himself. Krishna's response is what most
Hindus believe who God is. Excerpted from the Bhagavad Gita, the
song wonderfully encapsulates
|I am the conscience in the heart of all creatures;
I am their beginning, their being, their end;
I am the mind of the senses,
I am the radiant sun among lights;
I am the song in sacred lore;
I am the king of deities;
I am the priest of great seers;
Of words, I am the eternal OM,
the prayer of sacrifices.
I am the measure of what endures..
|I am the chief of divine sages,
leader of celestial musicians.
I am the recluse philosopher among saints.
I am the thunderbolt among weapons,
among cattle, the Kamadhenu.
I am the procreative god of love.
|I am the endless cosmic serpent,
the lord of all sea creatures;
I am the chief of the ancestral fathers.
I am gracious Shiva among howling storms.
Of restraints, I am death,
Of measures, I am time.
I am the purifying wind.
I am the cleansing Ganga.
Of sciences, I am the science of the self;
I am the dispute of orators.
I am victory and resolve,
the lucidity of lucid men.
I am the brilliance of fiery heroes.
I am the morality of ambitious men;
I am the silence of the mystery
I am the seed of all creatures,
I am the death destroyer of all.