God is all and in all, One without a second, the Supreme being and only absolute reality. God, the great lord hailed in the Upanishads and adored by all denominations of Hinduism, is one being, worshiped in many forms and understood in three perfections, with each denomination having its unique perspectives: Absolute Reality, Pure Consciousness and primal Soul. As absolute Reality, God is un-manifest, unchanging and transcendent, the self God, timeless, formless and space-less.
As pure consciousness, God is the manifest primal substance, pure love and light flowing through all form, existing everywhere in time and space as infinite intelligence and power. As Primal soul, God is our personal lord, source of all three worlds. Extolling God’s first perfection, the Vedas explain, “Self-resplendent, formless, unoriginated and pure, that all pervading being is both within and without. He transcends even the transcendent, unmanifest, causal state of the universe” Describing the second perfection, the vedas reveal, “He is god, hidden in all beings, their inmost sould who is in all. He watches the works of creation, lives in all things, watches all things.
He is pure consciousness, beyond the three conditions of nature” Praising the third perfection, the vedas recount, “He is the one God, the creator. He enters into all wombs. The One Absolute, impersonal existence, together with his inscrutable maya, appears as the Divine lord, endowed with manifold glories. With his divine power he holds dominion over all the worlds”. In summary, we know god in his three perfections, two of form and one formless. We worship his manifest form as pure love and consciousness.
We worship him as our personal lord, the primal soul who tenderly loves and cares for his devotees-a being whose resplendent body may be seen in mystic vision. And we worship and ultimately realize him as the formless absolute, which is beyond qualities and description.