Can a Hindu please explain to me what Brahman is?

From what I have heard, is that it is like a great cosmic sleep, that the universe is just a dream. How is that so? and as an additional question, can someone please explain to me what Hinduism's beliefs are all for? I understand Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (Follow this path and enter paradise, if you don't you will be tortured for eternity.) I understand Buddhism (Work towards enlightenment and Nirvana) but What is Hinduism all about?

Asked By: Derik R - 1/2/2009
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Answered By: {Unity in Diversity} - 1/3/2009
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Brahman is the one God. In many Hindu practices, they believe that when they let go of "the world" they will either be absorbed into Brahman, or exist side-by-side with Brahman (like Heaven... More
Answered By: Tasha - 1/2/2009
Hindus believe in existence of 33 million gods and goddesses. The common and more prominent are Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman, Radha, Krishna, Lakshmi, Saraswathie, Durga, Kali and many more..... Vegetarianism a must for them.
Answered By: Chandra K - 1/3/2009
Answered By: suganth - 1/3/2009
Hi ..that the Universe is a dream is wrong interpreatation of the scriptures. The Universe isnt a dream ;it very much exists -the Universe is the physical body of the Lord. The Dream is the state where man is relating himself to his false ego- a limited and wrong conception of his self.He assumes and believes in that... More
Answered By: StarMoon - 1/3/2009
well brahman means universe! its a hindi word. brahma is the name of god!
Answered By: rosy - 1/3/2009
A brahman is a very pious sect of hindu religion.They are very very clean.They dont look at non-veg.They men brahamns wear a holy thread called "poonal"
Answered By: Babloo - 1/3/2009
Brahman is a Vedic and Vedantist name for God. The literal meaning of the word is unknown, but it does not literally mean "God" or "Power." Some say it is derived from the Sanskrit verb root "brh" meaning "to wander" and that that word Brahman means "That Which Spreads Out." Brahman is the God as Existence itself... More
Answered By: philosophyangel - 1/3/2009
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