Holy Trinity and Trimurti
When we examine about Christianity, we can find so many differences and similarities between Christianity and other religions such as Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. I’ll contrast Holy trinity in Christianity with trinity in Hinduism.
When I search about Protestant Christianity, I found really amazing similarity between Christianity and Hinduism. That was Trinity, which is called Holy trinity in Christianity and the Trimurti in Buddhism. According to Christianity, The Christian doctrine of the Trinity teaches the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. In this Trinity, “Father” is likened to the energy in the power, the son is likened to the energy that’s transformed into light, and the Holy Spirit is likened to radiant heat.
Holy trinity is usually explained like this:
On the triangle, in the middle there’s God, on the top there’s father, on the other two sides there are son and Holy Spirit. That means Father, Son and Holy Spirit are God. But Father is not the Son, or the Son is not the Holy Spirit. They are different from each other. This trinity is really similar with Trimurti in Buddhism. There’s a unity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu as three persons in one Godhead. Shiva is known as “the destroyer”, Brahman is known as “creator”, and Vishnu is known as “protector”.
As we see, they are so many similarities more than differences. That made me really surprised when I found those similarities between Buddhism and Christianity. We all know that, Buddhism is older than Christianity, and Trimurti in Buddhism is almost same with Holy trinity in Christianity. Those all made me think about that, “Is Holy Spirit in Christianity copied from Hinduism?” All the information I have, supports that idea.
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