This article is the first of a two-part introduction to the symbolism of the names of God. Part Two will consider the meaning of the names.
Over the years, I have received many inquiries regarding the name of God and its significance. Most people have a variety of opinions on the meaning and significance of the names of God, how they should be applied in the worship service, and how they can best memorize them so they can use them when praying.
There is no one way to name God, and in the Hebrew traditions, there are Over 300 names for God and some of them are very long. The name of God entails a description of the nature of God and the characteristics which are inherent in God. The attributes of God that are contained in the name are realized in the personification of the name.
The explanation of the names of God that is given below assists in directing you to the correct meaning of the name and will help you to remember it better and faster when you use it in the future.
God the Creator of the Universe
The name of this all-Creating and organizing force is usually translated to “G-d”, which means “Great or G-d”. This name is used to represent the unity of the Universe and the disavowal of all that is outside of its bounds.
God the Author andorganizer of the Torah
This name is used to represent the infinity of God and the infinity within each and every Created Thing. This is the name of God most commonly known in the Hebrew traditions and it emphasizes the connection between the Creator and the Created.
God the Main paused at the beginning of the Prayer of Moses
With a name like God, there is no need to pause in the Prayer of Moses and this allows for the visualization and connection of the Creator to be shared with the pupils.
God the Judge of all
This name is used to visualize and feel the connection between the Creator and the Children. The connection to the Creator is made clear through the use of this design – [Jesus] – which visually emphasizes the equality of both members.
The name of God is used to justify the need for forgiveness of one’s sins, transgressions, and offenses. This is a vital part of the spiritual path because the world is full of guilt and God’s love acknowledges no such guilt.
God the All-Compassionate, Forgiving, Patiever of Righteousness
This name is used to represent the fullness of love, compassion, mercy, and forgiveness. It is the sound that clearly declares the representation of God in the world and it is the name most often associated with God’s action on the cross that has brought about salvation of mankind.
God the compassionate abundantly compassionate everlasting God. This name helps the world to imagine the compassion of the Creator.
The name of God identifies the unity of right and wrong, good and evil in the world. It reveals the underlying order of creation and the two forces that have acted toward the moral good. This is the underlying evidence of the fact that there is one God and He is the God of all.
God the Patriarchal Oriental King
The name of thisKing Tai (orchi) means “Father with wide hands”. Tai no Mikao is the Japanese name for God, which literally translates as “oubelavyMyth”.The phrase ” Tai no Mikao” literally means “Father of all the joys”.The myth of Tai no Mikao goes back to the earliest times.
These early struggles for spirituality were eventually given subservient status and eventually fell into disuse. But Mikao no Mikao (Mother of God) is making a triumphant return in the 21st century with her son. The identification of Father of all joys is now a fundamental part of the Mikao No Ojisans (Pikk), a school of Mikao teachings.
Although the term Mikao No Ojisan is readily applied in the Japanese language, there is no satisfactory translation. The closest translation is “one who belongs to the religion of Mikao”, a term that still lacks the essential definition of the concept, thus leading to misunderstanding.
During the formation of the Mahayana tradition, “Karma” is confused with “Emergence”. In the NephOrthodoxYoga tradition, there is no clear statement denying the existence of a future world or moral justice. In fact, it is this very lack of clarity that creates the Buddha-ayanakra, the dormant spiritual energy in the heart.
The Native American Gravity attribute is in direct opposition to the Buddhist attribute, not because of some intrinsic impropriety on the part of the elements, but because of the characteristics of the human body.