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Brahmism - Worship of the Creator

Early Indian mythological writings spoke of the Godhead as  having three functions: Creation, Preservation, and Dissolution  of the Cosmos.  Corresponding to these three functions are  three deities, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, each of which formed or  form the basis of a religion.  The religion of Brahma is now  pretty much extinct, although it was popular during and for a  while after the time of the Buddha (both Buddhist and Samkhyan  metaphysics - two of the oldest of the Indian metaphysical systems - incorporate the God Brahma, the Creator, into their system, although ironically both give him a rather low office (the  suggested reason for this derogatory attitude will be presented  later).

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