Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Apr 27 12:41:38 CDT 2000
On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan wrote:
> 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?
Perhaps because the world of maya is a misapprehension on our part, we are
all (apparently) creators?
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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