Bible & Vedanta

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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27)

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)

I am not Christian an so have linked these two from two distinct places in Bible for I see a correlation in both. While the former tells us of the intent the later indicates that only a perfect man could be said to be the likeness of God. This agrees to my Hindu conditioning and apparently the Upanishadic saying (given below)

Among the various discussions in these Upanishads there are mahavakyas (Grand pronouncements), which are of foundational import and deep significance. Tat tvam asi (meaning, That Thou Art) is one such. This is from Chandogya Upanishad.