Omnipresence

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Omnipresence is defined, in a general sense, as the ability to be present in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence. It is a synonym of ubiquity.

This characteristic is most commonly used in a religious context, as most doctrines relate the trait of omnipresence to the superior being that they believe in, usually referred to as a god or goddess. This differs from Pantheism in that an Omnipresent Divine is implied to be more aware and engaged. Whereas the Pantheistic Divine is literally the essence with which creation is made.

Brahmanism, and other religions that derive from it, incorporate the theory of transcendental omnipresence which differs greatly from the traditional meaning of the word. This theory defines an universal and fundametal substance, which is the source of all physical existence, but which, however, is unrelated to the fact that we exist. If a being ceases to exist, the structure of the world remains unchanged, but if the "it" somehow ceases to exist, existence as a whole would end in the traditional sense of the word, but the transcendental existence would remain.

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