(Sanskrit nirguna, without attributes or qualities (i.e. without gunas))
The part of brahman that is without attributes, thus it can't be sensed by the senses or understood by the intellect.
As opposed to Saguna Brahman, which is Brahman with attributes.
1. "God can be experienced in two aspects – as Nirguna and Saguna. Nirguna is the eternal all-pervading and omnipresent divine consciousness. Saguna is the manifestation of God in form. The sun is a graphic simile for this. Sunlight is the Nirguna form of the sun, and the celestial body itself is the Saguna form." (Wikipedia)
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