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Supreme Spirit means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (history)

Supreme Spirit has different names but refers to the same Supreme Reality.—From the Puranas all classes of Indian people learn from their very childhood that behind all the diversities of this vast world system there is one Supreme Reality, which is infinite, eternal, absolute spirit; [...] They also learn that this one nameless and formless, all-transcending, all originating and all-supporting Absolute self-existent, self-luminous. Spirit is spoken of by various names, is represented to us in various forms is eulogized in terms of various powers, attributes and actions, is adored and worshipped with various modes of religious practices by various types of human beings, with their finite capacities of thought, speech and action. Thus they know that Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Surya, Indra, Varuna, etc. are different names by which the same One Supreme spirit is pointed to.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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