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In the Sanskrit language the word for God is Bhagavan. Bhag implies six attributes: Absolute Fame, Absolute Dharma, Absolute Wealth, Absolute Knowledge, Absolute Beauty and Absolute Detachment. One possessing these attributes is Bhagavan, the Supreme Person or God.

In simple words, One personified as perfect - par excellence is God. One who is Virtue-Incarnate is God. The One who has lived to the infinite limits of right conduct is God. An example of such a person in Hindu history is Maryada Purshottama Shree Rama or Sri Krishna. A person who had shown such qualities of par-excellence and can guide the rest of society to follow the right conduct in living is known as the Incarnation of God, or an avatara, God who descends into this material realm.



Or as the Vedanta-Sutras also say, God, the Absolute Truth, is He from whom all else manifests.





http://www.stephen-knapp.com/basic_points_about_vedic_culture_hinduism.htm

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To be oneself is the most blissful state. That is Brahmacharya, or `living in Brahman'. How then can he who has been so fortunate as to enjoy that bliss seek the much lesser pleasures of the world, which, apart from their being doubtful, depend upon others to confer or withhold? The inference therefore is that celibacy is granted in a Jnani [?], who is ever in the brimful bliss of the Self. Yet this inference will be wrong if it is taken as a general rule that Jnanis are always celibates; for some of the most famous Jnanis are known to have married one, or more than one wife and have had children, some with possessions and some without. A Jnani is a liberated person: liberated also from all rules and regulations; from all codes of ethical, religious and social conduct — he is a law unto himself, and there is no knowing what he does and does not do. Yet he is known to lead a sattvic life, having divested himself of all the rajasic and tamasic tendencies even before the attainment of jnana.

http://bhagavan-ramana.org/ramana_maharshi/books/rf/rf005.html

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