Brahma (Skt. Brahmā; Tib. ཚངས་པ་ ) is one of the principal gods in the Indian pantheon. He is considered to epitomize the energy of life, light, and growth, and to actually be all things and all beings. His body is constituted by the fifty sacred seed syllables of the divine language of perfection, Sanskrit. Brahma is not at all destructive, unlike Shiva and Indra, who are capable of great destruction and violence, but is the essence of creativity.
There are said to be four abodes of Brahma, or Brahma realms, of immeasurable love, compassion, joy and equanimity.
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