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Īśvara :-

The main philosophical subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita is the
explanation of five basic concepts or truths:

*** Ishvara (The Supreme Controller)-
Īśvara , Ishvara or Eashwara (Sanskrit : "the Supreme Ruler; the Personal God") — is
Brahman associated with Maya but has it under His control unlike the jiva who is
Maya's slave. He has a lovely form, auspicious attributes and infinite power to create,
sustain and destroy. He dwells in the heart of every being, controlling it from within. He
responds positively to true devotion and sincere prayer. When God is thought of as the
supreme all-powerful person (rather than as the infinite principle called Brahman), he is
called Īśvara or Bhagavān .

Description :-

Most Hindus, in their daily devotional practices, worship some form of this personal
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jiva :-

The main philosophical subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita is the explanation of five basic concepts or truths:

*** Jiva (Living beings/the soul) :-
jiva (Sanskrit: "the embodied atman") Individual Self.

Types of Jivas
There are three categories of jivas:-

1. nitya suri — These are the members of the Divine Ministering Assembly which,
although being jivas, have never been subjected to transmigration. They are the
eternal servants who make up the entourage of the Lord. (eg. Ananta, Garuda,
Vishvaksena and others.)
2. mukta — Those jivas that have finally been liberated from the cycle of reincarnation
after going through a myriad of births and which are now residing in the Supreme
Realm (paramapada) in eternal communion with Sriman Narayana enjoying the
fullness of Grace and the divine bliss.
3. baddha — Those jivas that are temporarily bound by karma which ca ... Read more »
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