Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan
kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU
Thu Apr 27 17:27:22 CDT 2000
On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Rajiv Malhotra wrote:
> The sustainer is worshipped even though there was no creation to sustain.
> Hence, what he sustains is an illusion, as you indicate. Likewise, the
> destroyer destroys the illusion, not some real absolute world.
> By the same logic, the creator is the one who creates this ILLUSION. This is
> what I called the virtual reality. So since the creation, sustenance, and
> dissolution is about a virtual or illusory world, each has comparable
Illusion is uncreated either from the Paaramaarthika or the Vyaavahaarika
viewpoint. At the Paaramaarthika level, the illusion never was. At the
Vyaavahaarika level, the illusion is *anAdi* -- without a beginning!
There can be no talk of a creator in any of the levels.
> Rajiv Malhotra
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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