[Advaita-l] ishwara swarupam

amith vikram vikram.amith at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 02:51:24 CDT 2012

>I was trying to bring out the complexity
>of form, formless, indeterminate form, form of formless and formlessness of
>form even with respect to entities within five elements.
You said formlessness is an attribute of objects from which you derived
form of formlessness. In that case, an object simultaneously has a form and
is also formless which is absurd.

>when you say Ishwara is formless, what meaning can the word formless
>communicate to you? If you had no experience of sweetness in life, what
>will you understand if someone says sugar is sweet?
When I say Ishwara is formless, I mean to say that Ishwara is not an object
of perception, like sugar. However, when someone says sugar is sweet, I'll
have some sugar and then I'll have an experience of sweetness, since it's
an object of perception.

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