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Hi, sir with dew respect i liked to ask that who has supreme power among all gods of every religion?

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Dear Aryanpoudyal,

Thank you for your question.

When you ask about supreme power, I think of Shakti. In the Candi we learn that all the gods pooled their powers to manifest Durga Devi for the salvation of earth and heaven.

Of course, each devotee will think that his or her chosen deity is supreme, and that is fitting. We should respect all divine forms as a woman respects her husband's brothers but maintains a special relationship with her husband. Hold to your conception of deity, but never imagine your belief or understanding alone is true.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

Experience

I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

Publications
I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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