All Revelations guide man to believe
in the Supreme Power, the Originator of the Divine Law;
a belief that may free him from devotion to any false life
and relate him to the divinity within and around

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Supreme Power
in Hinduism

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In Hinduism, the Gita points to the  Supreme Power when it teaches about Brahman. Brahman designates the impersonal principle and first cause of the universe. It is beyond material forms. As eternal, infinite, and conscious being, it is believed to be the subject, rather than the object, of thought. As the Absolute of all things, it is incapable of being characterized by any one thing, or even by the totality of things. Aum, Tat, Sat are the threefold symbol of Brahman. Aum expresses His Absolute Supremacy; Tat Universality, and Sat Reality.  In the Gita, Brahman is quoted as saying:

I am the taste in the waters…I am the light in the moon and the sun. I am the syllable Aum in all the Vedas; I am the sound in ether and manhood in men.

I am the pure fragrance in earth and brightness in fire. I am the fire in all existences and the austerity in ascetics.

In beings am I the desire which is not contrary to law

Know that they are all from Me alone

I am not in them, they are in Me (Gita: 7: 8-12).

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In Hinduism the Supreme Power, the Originator of the Eternal Law is still beyond:

Thou art the Imperishable, the Supreme to be realized. Thou art the ultimate resting place of the universe; thou art the undying guardian of the eternal law
…O Exalted One, who art greater than Brahma, the original creator? O Infinite Being..the being and the non-being and what is beyond that
(Gita: 11: 18, 37)

Knowledge of Brahman leads man to salvation. The right knowledge enables man to harmonize with Brahman. That is the way towards freedom. A free man should not be attached to any   false entity, rather,  he should link himself to Brahman alone in devotion.

For being perfectly harmonized, he resorts to Me alone as the highest goal (Gita: 7: 18)

Through devotion he comes to know Me, what My measure is and who I am in truth; then having known Me in truth, he forthwith enters into Me. (Gita: 18: 55)

With thy mind firmly set on the way of renunciation, thou shalt become free and attain to Me

…. those who worship me with devotion they are in Me and I also in them (Gita: 9: 28, 29)

So, in Hinduism self-surrender to the eternal law or devotion to Brahman leads man to freedom from the bondage of any transient aspect during this very life.