Parabrahma Sutras Part-4

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24. God is not awareness

Samkalpakrudupaadhi nachit tadattaa naagnih.

(When God is said to have will, the medium is awareness. This does not mean that God is awareness. If that is so, God is said to be burner of all the creation in the end. This does not mean that God is fire).

In Veda it is said that God wished to create this world (Sa ekshata..). People thought that God must be awareness due to the will, because awareness alone can wish. It is also said that God burns all the creation in the end as per Brahma Sutra (Attaa charaachara….). This does not mean that God is the inert fire.

25. God can do every thing without being that

(God is beyond the worldly logic).

Sarvakrut sarvayonitvaat gunashaasi na lokatarkyam.

(God being the source of all items and their properties of the creation, God can do every thing without being that. Items have specific properties by His order only. God is beyond the worldly logic).

The creation contains various items. Each item is having certain prescribed qualities. All the items and their qualities are generated from God only. By the will of God only, a quality exists in a particular item. No item has any inherent quality by itself. It is by the order of God only that an item has a particular quality. If God wishes the qualities may change. By the will of God fire may become cold and water may become hot. In the world you are recognizing the item by its quality thinking as if that quality is inherent of that item only. The worldly logic is not standard because it is based on the will of God only.

This worldly logic cannot be applied to the case of God, who is omnipotent to change the quality of any item. God being the source of all the qualities, God can posses any quality and due to that God need not be that item possessing the quality as seen in this world. Without being awareness, God can wish. Without being fire, God can burn anything. Hence, you should not apply the logic of identifying items by their qualities to God as in the case of this world. A quality indicates the potential work of the item. Burning is the quality and also is the potential work of the item. Therefore, God can have any quality and is potent to do any work.

26. Veda says that God can run without legs and can catch without hands

Naanumeyagunakriyah shruyante.

(Veda says that God can have the quality to do the potential work without being the corresponding item).

Veda says that God can run without legs and can catch without hands (Apaani Paado….). According to the worldly logic, the item that runs must have legs and the item that catches must have hands. But God runs without legs and catches without hands. This means that God is beyond the worldly logic and hence is unimaginable.

27. The reason for God being unimaginable

Atibodhaakaashaatitamanuhyam tatkaaranam.

(God is unimaginable because God, the generator of space, is beyond the space. The intelligence can never go beyond the space).

Veda says that God is the cause of space (Atmaana Aakaashah….). Cause can be seen in its original form, only when its effect is destroyed. The lump of mud can be visualized only when the pot is destroyed. Hence, to understand the original God, the space must be destroyed. When the space is destroyed and does not exist, the situation is unimaginable, in spite of your intensive imagination even for hundred years. Since, your intelligence cannot cross the space, God, who is beyond space can never be imagined by human intelligence. This is the reason for God being unimaginable.

28. There is no worldly item that can be perfectly compared to God

Nopameyadoshopamaanam tadupaadhivaachyam.

(There is no worldly item that can be perfectly compared to God. Hence, any simile has defect in the case of God. God can be said to be the item if God enters that due to identification).

All the worldly items have dimensions of the space and hence are not beyond space. If the items are beyond space, they will be also unimaginable. But all the items of the world are imaginable only. No imaginable item can be a simile to the unimaginable God. Hence, a complete simile for God is absent in this world. A simile among the worldly items also is never perfect in all aspects. The face is compared to the moon. Moon increases and decreases in the month but the face has no such increase and decrease. An imaginable item cannot be a perfect simile to another imaginable item in the world.

Then, how can you bring a perfect simile from the imaginable items to the unimaginable God? Of course, God enters into an imaginable item as medium. In that case the medium itself is said to be God as the live wire is said to be the current itself. Here also the medium is treated as God but actually the medium is not God directly.