a god/the gods
God (Indian, theistic)
God (Indian, monistic)
These are not unitary meanings. The Semitic tradition includes:
Since I believe neither that the gods exist nor that ultimate reality is a person, the monistic meaning is the only one that I can agree with philosophically. Isa Upanishad:
"Behold the universe in the glory of God: and all that lives and moves on earth." -
- is interpreted both theistically and monistically. See here.