Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan
kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU
Thu Apr 27 10:21:13 CDT 2000
On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Rajiv Malhotra wrote:
> By the logic below that there is no creator and hence no need to worship the
> creator, one should also conclude that there is no universe to sustain or
> destroy since one never got created in the first place. Hence, there is no
> need to worship either sustainer or destroyer.
Not so. One can worship Shiva as the destroyer of ignorance, since the
worship of a separate deity itself presupposes ignorance, which must be
One can also worship VishhNu as the supreme reality, since the sustainer
is the reality (of the perceived world, which is neither real nor unreal).
But in the practice of advaita, is there any need to create something anew?
Why worship a creator, so to speak?
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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