Ishwara, Supreme Lord of Being

Regardless of whether we see purusha or prakriti in front in any particular circumstance, one way or the other the consent or support of the Being must be active, and thus, we can recognize the concept of the Ishwara, or Lord of Existence. Sri Aurobindo describes this Supreme Being “the Divine Being who is the master and creator of the universe. Here the supreme Person, the Being in its transcendental and cosmic consciousness and force, comes to the front, omnipotent, omniscient, the controller of all energies, the Conscious in all that is conscient or inconscient, the Inhabitant of all souls and minds and hearts and bodies, the Ruler or Overruler of all works, the Enjoyer of all delight, the Creator who has built all things in his own being, the All-Person of whom all beings are personalities, the Power from whom all are powers, the Self, the Spirit in all, by his being the Father of all that is, in his Consciousness-Force the Divine Mother, the Friend of all creatures, the All-blissful and All-beautiful of whom beauty and joy are the revelation, the All-Beloved and All-Lover….He is that which exceeds and inhabits and supports all individuality; he is the supreme and universal Brahman, the Absolute, the supreme Self, the supreme Purusha.”

This however is not to be confused with the concept of God as developed in most religions, as this concept includes all Gods and transcends them, includes all their powers and manifestations and goes beyond them. This Divine Being incorporates both the Form and the Formless. “Ishwara is Brahman the Reality, Self, Spirit, revealed as possessor, enjoyer of his own self-existence, creator of the universe and one with it, Pantheos, and yet superior to it, the Eternal, the Infinite, the Ineffable, the Divine Transcendence.”
reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 2, Part I, Chapter 2, Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara–Maya, Prakriti, Shakti, pp. 351-352

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