My dear ladies, when I was reading about Hinduism the last months mostly I read about the "highest Divine" (so I´m calling it) was refered as "Lord" or "Highest personal god" (I hope I get it right) etc. So I´m wondering if You´re thinking about the "Highest Divine" as a male God? On the other hand I was reading about the concept of Brahman so I´m a bit confused… `Cause on first sight it seems to be contradictory, but at second sight it may fit in my own belief. `Cause I´m beliefing that the "Highest Devine" isn´t male nor female, it contains all and is all. It´s the immortal and omnipotent source of all beings even the Gods and Goddesses. It molds them as twin forms to contain the powers of the universe and to ensure creation. Many years ago I found out, that in Wicca, a (neo)pagan path, they call it "Dryghton". Scott Cunningham, a popular author of (neo)pagan/wiccan community wrote about it: I posted it, `cause it´s expressing some of my beliefs in a beautiful way. When I was a kid and my grandpa still alive he taught me that "God" is Mother and Father, that He is "male" and "female". God, so he used to say is like a ray of light impinging on a diamond: every human being, when it takes a glimp of it, may see another calour, but it will always be the ray of light. God, so he said, is the Divine Source of all and no matter how people call him, "mother", "father" or by any specific name only the Divine would "answer". Well today I think that there are differences between the different forms of the Divine (if You´re calling Durga You probably will have other experiences than if You´re calling JHWH or the Roman Venus ;-) ), ´cause every deity has it´s own… well, I like to say personality. But also I feel and strongly belief that, at the end, they are one form of the formless "Highest Divine", without gender, without form. All Deities are making the impersonal Divine come alive for us humans, so we can take a glimpse of something much, much bigger than our little mind could bear, understand or even imagine. When I was reading about the Brahman, I found many parallels. I don´t know if they are really existing, or if it is just a wishful thinking, so I liked to share my thoughts with You. Well, so far for tonight ;-) I´m looking forward to Your thoughts and opinions on this topic and I would be glad, if You could share some of Your own beliefs, so maybe we can learn from each other. :-D Good night, my dear ladies!