(Last Updated on : 04-05-2010)
The Fire God in one of the adhyayas of Agni Purana has narrated the attributes of Brahma. It has been said in the Purana that Brahma is the supreme light bereft of earth and fire. He is divested of air and space. Brahma is devoid of Soul and gross body. He is bereft of waking and location. Brahma is void of shape and distinguishing traits, devoid of speech, hands and legs, void of taste and sight, void of all smells, void of tongue and skin, void of touch and sound and also divested of ears, skin and eyes.
says that Brahma is devoid of mind and intellect, void of the sense of egoism. He is also devoid of the two vital winds, known as the Prana
and the Apana,
void of the vital winds known as the Vyana and the Udana and is also void of the vital wind of Samanam.
Brahma is void of old age and death. He is void of grief and ignorance. Brahma is devoid of thirst and hunger, void of all modifications of sound. He is beyond the influence of Hiranyagarbha
. Brahma is also void of sleep and is void of the modifications of heat and light. Brahma is devoid of all secondary or derivative knowledge. He is void of the capacity of abstraction. Brahma is shorn of the virtue of Sattva. He is void of the sense of good or evil and void of all limbs. Brahma is also devoid of all sense of distinction. He is devoid of the state of Sushupti, void of complete sensation, void of all transits, void of the standard of measurement, and beyond the measurable, void of measurement (reason or discourse) and the measurer (discourser). Brahma, the supreme light, is beyond all evidence and testimony void of all acts of witnessing.
Brahma void of all connection of cause and effect, void of body, senses, mind, intellect, life and egoism, void of the states of waking, sleep, and Sushupti. Agni Purana believes that Brahma is Eternal, pure, free, liberated, perfect truth, and perpetual felicity. Brahma is the Omniscient Self-consciousness. He is believed to be the grantor of salvation through the process of Samadhi.