[Advaita-l] Request for clarification
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Jun 8 23:18:08 CDT 2009
On Mon, 25 May 2009, Jayaram Subramanian wrote:
> 1) A jar is essentially clay; but after the clay is fashioned
> in a particular way, it is called jar. Similarly, the universe in
> non-dual/Brahman, though the name and form create diversity.
The purpose of this illustration is to show how nothing is really ever
created or destroyed only transformed from one state with a designated
name and form to another.
> 2) A jar occupies space and when it breaks, the inner space
> merges with the outer space. Similarly, as life ends, soul joins
What is called 'jar' is really just an arbitrary boundary around space.
In the case of the human body it is the ahamkara which arbitrarily makes a
boundary between 'I' and 'you' like the clay of the jar. Death is one way
the ahamakara ceases but so too is jivanmukti.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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