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Paramesthi – About Hindu God Paramestha

Paramesthi, or Paramestha, is a term used to refer to Hindu God Brahma. The term means spiritual teacher. It must be noted here that the term Paramesthi is also used to refer to Shiva, Vishnu, Garuda and Agni.

In the works of Kalidasa too Brahma is referred as Paramesthi.
The term means that Brahma is the spiritual guru who can help living being attain the ultimate bliss – reaching the abode of Paramatma.

Kalki Purana – Information about Kalki Purana

Kalki Purana is one of the minor Puranas, dealing with future and the 10th avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu at the end of the present age of Kali (Kali Yuga). It is basically a Vainhavite Purana and consists of 6,100 verses.

Kalki means 'the remover of dirt.'

The first part of the Purana describes about the appearance of Bhagavan Vishnu on earth as Kalki. Goddess Lakshmi will be born as Padma.

His symbols are horse, a parrot and a sword.

The second part describes the marriage of Kalki and Goddess Lakshmi.
The third part describes the victory of Kalki over Adharma.

Swami Ranganathananda on Pratyak and Parak

Pratyak in Sanskrit means inward; the opposite is parak (outward).

Every object is referred to as parak.

Our sages have studied these words very thoroughly. Whenever you point your finger out and say ‘this, this, this’, that is called parak—outgoing understanding of things.

Is this all the reality? No. Reality has parak and pratyak dimensions.

We study objects that are near, and we use instruments like telescopes or radio telescopes to study objects that are far away, and microscope to study smaller things. But all they study is parak—only objects.
If you want to study the subject, you have to change the direction; the finger must point to oneself. This finger turning inward is called pratyak. To turn to the pratyak direction is to discover an infinite consciousness hidden in the human being.
Swami Ranganathananda