Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Jun 6 21:42:22 CDT 2000
On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, H.B.Dave wrote:
> just as servants carry out orders given by their master due to his
> authority (bhaya is to be interpreted here not as fear but as
> "authority") similarly all born beings follow strictly the rules of
> Brahma . Bhaya = authority (here there is a sense of acceptance of the
> position, in "fear" there is no acceptance of the position) Also,
> Brahma does not drive explicitly all born beings, but like Sun rising
> in the east, at which men and animals go about doing their daily work,
> about which Sun is not at all concerned, Brahma drives all, without
> being concerned, in an aloof fashion.
> Colloquially also we say "he is a god-fearing person". Does it mean
> that he is all the time afraid of God? It only means that he accepts
> the authority of God.
I like this explanation better than mine. On rereading it, I seemed to
have given the impression Bhagawan should be thought of as some kind of
tyrant. On the contrary He impartially allots fates to beings according
to their karma.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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