[Advaita-l] Creation & Creator
Vidyasankar Sundaresan via Advaita-l
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Fri Jun 20 15:47:04 CDT 2014
> I would like to thank you all for your valuable contribution on this topic. My thoughts are as follows:
> There are two views.
> One is vyavaharik point of view (vpv); other is paramatmik
> point of view (ppv). We all know this.
> From ppv, there is only ‘One’ present– no two. This is Advaita.
> It is true that all beings have to transcend from vyavaharik plane to paramatmik
> plane. We all know this. If this transcendence happens to all beings who are at
> vyavaharik plane (of course, at different times for different beings), then
> there is no more births and deaths – meaning there is no creation further.
> Then, how the eternal continuity of creation is validated?
Again, this is an inherent limitation due to thinking about liberation as a discrete event happening at different times to different beings. Your argument presupposes (a) that there are really multiple beings, (b) that there will be some time in the future when there will be exactly one last unliberated being left around, who will then attain liberation, and (c) that this last event of liberation will result in creation ceasing to exist.
Obviously, the liberation of this last being should be called a very special event within the vyAvahArika plane. What do you think would distinguish the liberation of this last being from the liberation of any other being at any other time before? And what is it about creation and vyavahAra that prevents all beings in it from attaining liberation at the same time?
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