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The transcendent of the number three

The transcendent of the number three

[Last Update: 04.01.2017]

Three stages or three states of the divine are described in Hinduism in the following way:

அரூபம் (Transliteration: Aruhpam)

Arupam is the transcendental “form” of the divine. Actually the word/term “form” is contradictory to that what is being described here.

Another way to describe: Arupam describes a state of formless existence of the divine. Here the word “existence” is disturbing. It describes a state in our physical world but this form is apart from our world.

  • dimensionless, formless = no space
    similar to the state before Big Bang
  • timeless = time does not exist
    similar to the state before Big Bang

→ apart from space and time:
It should be clear to everyone that time, matter, space etc. arose with the Big Bang.

[Sanskrit]:
Yato vaco nivartante 
aprapya manasa saha 

Translation: 
This is the state where the power of the natural language is insufficient to describe it and our mind is not able to conceive it.

Source: Yajur Vedha & Taittiriya-Upanishads: 4.1.1 + 4.1.2

அருவுருவம் (Transliteration: Aruvuruvam)

This is a form more precisely a state which is neither Aruhpam (formless) nor Uruvam (form-bound). This is a transitional form.

[Sanskrit]:
Na asat aseet 
na sat aseet tandanim

Rough translation: 
It is neither existent nor non-existent.

Source: Rig Vedha

உருவம் (Transliteration: Uruvam)

Uruvam describes the state when God takes a form to show mankind the way. This is called Avatara (அவதார) or incarnation. The word Avatar, which exists in our modern time/world, is a variation/modification of the word Avatara.

Summary

One can refer the three stages of the divine also to the universe. These stages are also consistent with the Big Bang theory.