[Advaita-l] Neha nAnAsti kimchana

Jay Nelamangala jay at r-c-i.com
Thu Jun 12 21:21:55 CDT 2003

Dear NagArjuna,

>There being no difference between one guNa and other
>guNa of brahman would mean that omni-presence,
>omni-science and omni-potence are the same. There
>should not be any differnce between his quality of
>creating and destroying. Are you suggesting this or am
>I misunderstanding you?

The very first lesson that Shrutis teach is that Parabrahman
is not anything like that you know in this mundane world.
This is called His jagat-vilakshaNatva.

In the world,  one guNa of a worldly thing is different from
another guNa of that worldly thing. 
Similarly,  a  loukika thing may have the quality of creating another
laukika thing ( Ex : milk creating butter milk)
A loukika thing may have the quality of destroying another 
loukika thing ( Fire buring and destroying paper)

When you think that  Parabrahman is also a "thing" like
one of the above things, then only what you are saying is correct.

But Parabrahman is jagat-vilakshaNa.   To understand Him
just the knowledge of these wordly things and how they are structured
in terms of  their guNas etc,  that knowledge is of no use.

> If sir,one paramAtma roopa and other are not
> different, then why do they appear to us differently?
> Is it due to mAyA? In that case is our perception
> invalid or valid?

Are u talking about avatAra roopas?

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