2BrahmanHindus believe in one Supreme Force, Universal Soul or Spirit, called Brahman.Brahman is the unity behind the diversity of the worldBrahman has no shape or form and is limitless
3Atman = Your Soul Man IS the soul (not “has” a soul) Your soul, atman, is the unchanging essence that is YOUAtman is a form of God, BrahmanAs long as you continue to believe your soul is separate, you will be reborn
4Brahman is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help realize the Unknowable The symbol is a sacred syllable representing the impersonal Absolute.The sacred symbol is often found at the head of letters, papers and so on. Many Hindus, as an expression of spiritual perfection, wear the sign of Om as a pendant .Om
5Trimurti ‘Trinity’ Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva There are three main ways in which God may be understood:Brahma, Vishnu and ShivaThey are different representations in god-form of theultimate reality -Brahman.
7Brahma Brahma, the Creator; they believe he created the universe. Brahma is not worshipped much today.Note: Brahman is the ultimate reality and Brahma is the creator –part of the trinity.
8Traditionally depicted with four heads, four faces and four arms Four hands represent four cardinal directions.The back right hand represents mind, the back left hand, the intellect; the front right hand represents, ego, the front left hand, self confidenceBrahma
9Vishnu Vishnu helps preserve the Universe and People Vishnu is the Preserver of the Balance of Good and Evil.Vishnu helped Save his followers by appearing on Earth through his nine Avatars (appearance in bodily form.)
10The two most popular avatars are Rama and Krishna. The Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is the Ninth avatar.The Tenth avatar is still to come. He will arrive to destroy the world and build a new one.
11VishnuLotus-beauty and purityFour arms-four corners of the world