Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed May 3 14:36:14 CDT 2000
On Wed, 3 May 2000, a_sandesh wrote:
> I have a question
> Swami Vivekananda has said that before creation there was prakriti in
> unmanifested state called 'Avyaktam'
> where all three forces 'tamas,Rajas ans sattva' are held in perfect
> Is this avyaktam same as brahman?
No. Even in its unmanifest state, matter is maya, a false superimposition
on changeless Brahman. This is in contrast to Samkhya/Yoga which teaches
a kind of dualism where Prakrti is equal and completely distinct from
Purush (their equivalent of Brahman) which is just an inert observer.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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