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In the Hindu tradition there are many symbolic representations of divinity, and it would be very easy to become confused by the different representations of God, but it is very important to remember that all representations of God are merely symbolic images, forms that the formless will assume in order to aid his devotees.
In reality, God is formless. What we call “God” has no form or name. God is. on can imagine the form.
Even the word “God” bears a heavy burden of assumptions, beliefs, theories, conflicts, wars, and violence. Really, the word “God” is not accurate either. That is why in the Gnostic tradition we use the term Absolute, because it more accurately represents the nature of that which is, from which everything emerges.