Exposing the blunders of Advaita philosophers Part-3

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Exposing the blunders of Advaita philosophers Part-3

This world is essentially a homogeneous phase of inert energy, which is space as the finest form of energy. The creation comes from space or finest energy. The space has come from God. This is explained by Veda (Atmana Akasah). The space or the finest energy is called as Mahat, which is infinite. From the space all the world gradually comes out by the will of God. Even the space came out from God by His will only. If you do not recognize God, the energy being inert cannot plan the creation. The link between God and this space (Mahat) is unimaginable and is stated as Avyaktam. Veda mentions this unimaginability (Avyaktam) as the intermediate item between God and Mahat (Mahatah Paramavyaktam…). You should not fix this Avyaktam to a particular item only. It is simply a word which means unimaginable and can be used in any context to mean any item by anybody.

Suppose a student is unable to understand the higher concept. For him such concept is unimaginable. Therefore the word unimaginable (Avyaktam) has a general sense and can be used in any context. This word is also used to the subtle and invisible state of the world in the energy as a micro impression also after the final dissolution of the world. Similarly the word Brahman can be used to any greatest item depending on the context. It can indicate anybody starting from God to the head of a village. Veda says that God is beyond this link (Avyaktat Purushah Parah). Space is imaginable but God is unimaginable. Therefore the link between unimaginable God and imaginable Mahat also becomes unimaginable. Only the link between two imaginable items is imaginable and can be understood. The unimaginability is experienced and the unimaginable God identified with the perceivable human incarnation is experienced. Therefore the concept of unimaginability is proved by the basic validity of authority through experience and perception. Veda says that you can see God (Pratyagatmanamaikshat). If Lord Krishna or Jesus is not seen and if they do not establish the concept of unimaginability through their actions, the existence of unimaginable God can be ruled out.

Since there is only one Krishna or only one Jesus, you cannot say that every living being or human being is that unimaginable God. Such dilution is only the effect of egoistic demonism.

The first form of creation is energy. All the other items are the modifications of that energy only. All the modifications may perish but energy remains eternal due to the will of God. It is like the reel of the film containing the whole picture after the dissolution of the world. No fool will destroy the reel at the end of the show. Therefore the reel is eternal. But its eternality is based on the will of God. If God wishes, even the energy disappears. The reel is not destroyed but can be destroyed. Such eternal finest form of energy is called as Mahat by Veda and is called as Mahat-Brahma by Gita (Mamayonih Mahat-Brahma). The Shastras say that Mahat itself means Brahman (Mahat Brahma iti proktam). When the will of God is withdrawn, this entire world along with the souls and their corresponding attributes become a static impression on the inert energy and is retained in the state of Avyaktam.

In this state both good and bad attributes or feelings are static and inert and therefore become equal. A good deed painted as a picture on a paper is equal to a bad deed painted on a paper. There is no difference between good and bad in this state. This is the equilibrium state of the good (Sattvam) and bad (Rajas and Tamas) qualities before and after the creation. This is the meaning of the equilibrium state of the three qualities as mentioned in the Sankhya philosophy. If the qualities are associated with awareness, certainly a bad feeling or a bad action cannot be equal to a good feeling or a good action. The equilibrium state certainly means the state of the good and bad qualities as inert impressions in the basic phase of inert energy. Such a state results in the deep sleep. This finest primary energy is called as Mula Maya or Mahat-Brahma or Karya-Brahma or Hiranya-Garbha.

Since it is the first greatest item of creation and since it is infinite, it is called as Mahat-Brahma. Since it is the generated product or effect, it is called as Karya-Brahma. Since God is hidden as root cause in this energy, it is called as Hiranya-Garbha. The word Hiranya indicates the most precious God and the word Garbha indicates the unimaginability of God. It is called as Mula Maya because it is the root cause of this universe up to which only one can analyze. God is called as Mula Mulam which means the root of the root. The word Maya means the wonderful capability or potentiality of this energy by the will of God. This energy again stands as the medium for the will of God. The wonderful design of the world created by this energy indicates the wonderful will of God. No soul can cross this Mula Maya because the soul can be transformed into this basic inert energy at the maximum.

It cannot be beyond itself. Only God who is the generator of this energy can be the original creator. The modifications of this energy like matter, awareness, light etc. constitute the second plane called as Maha Maya. A soul can cross this Maha Maya at the maximum. He can create matter from the existing inert energy. He can create awareness (life) from the existing inert energy. He can create light, heat etc. from this inert energy. These are the super natural powers which are responsible for miracles (Ashta siddhis). He cannot create the primary energy and thus cannot be the original creator. He is the creator at the secondary level and therefore can be called as secondary creator. In the third level, the feelings are generated from the awareness. The forms are generated from the matter. These forms and feelings constitute the third level called as Maya. Any soul has the power to cross this Maya. Anybody can produce any form from the matter. Anybody can produce any feeling from his awareness. When a devotee blessed by God with super powers has created a golden pot, it indicates his level beyond the third and second planes. The gold is produced from the existing energy and this shows that he controlled the Maha Maya. When that pot is produced from that Gold that shows that he controlled Maya. But he cannot create the primary energy from which the gold and pot are produced.

At this point you cannot differentiate the human incarnation from a devotee. If the human incarnation has to produce this primary energy, first He must dissolve all the existing primary energy. After such dissolution, the soul disappears. You cannot exist to see the creation of that primary energy. Even after the creation of primary energy, you are existing as an inert impression in the inert energy and thus cannot understand anything. Only when this primary energy is transformed into awareness, you are able to understand anything. Therefore the transformation of inert energy into awareness cannot be also understood by you in the process of creation. You can only understand this transformation by observing the dissolution of awareness on stopping the supply of inert energy in the form of food. Therefore any devotee can be blessed to cross Maya and Maha Maya at the most but can never cross Mula Maya because in such state the souls disappear along with the entire universe. When Lord Krishna was taking the parched rice form Sudama, Rukmini restricted the Lord while taking the rice for the third time.

If Lord takes the rice for the third time also Sudama will cross the Mula Maya and will become the original creator, manager and destroyer of the primary energy. A soul being the primary energy in its essential form cannot go beyond the very inert energy. Therefore it is impossible for any soul to create, manage and destroy the Mula Maya. Sudama was blessed to cross the two levels of Maya and Maha Maya. When he crossed the first level, he crossed the illusion of forms and qualities while living with them. When he crossed the second level, he attained all the superpowers. The Lord was ready to give up the original creatorship also, but since the soul cannot perform that activity, it was restricted. When the Lord is prepared to become your servant through your practical devotion, what is the necessity of becoming the Lord? When the doctor is becoming your servant to perform the operation, why should you wish to become the doctor? When you can attain the higher fruit than Advaita, what is the necessity of aiming at Advaita, in which state you have to perform the tremendous duties of creation, management and dissolution of the universe? Such duties are impossible to any soul and are also unnecessary headache, when there is a possibility of becoming the master of God through the real, practical devotion. God becomes servant of His servants.

[Continuied in Part-4]

At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony

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"Since there is only one Krishna or only one Jesus, you cannot say that every living being or human being is that unimaginable God. Such dilution is only the effect of egoistic demonism."

This conclusion is only the effect of ignorance. Once it is understood what is meant, there is no paradox.

Phroggy | Fri, 12/26/2008 - 04:10