[Advaita-l] Which one is first in the creation sequence
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 00:37:15 CST 2014
<< Can you give a Shruti reference where time is created by Iswara? >>
Does not verse 9 of Prashnopanishat refer to creation of time ?
On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:29 PM, Srirudra <srirudra at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Seven Sages and four manus were born of Lord's mind.So this should be
> the first.These are the generators of all the creations to follow.As it is
> I think there is no contradiction.R.Krishnamoorthy.
> Sent from my iPad
> > On 26-Feb-2014, at 2:03 am, ramesh badisa <badisa66 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Namaskaram.
> > At the beginning of email, I would like to seek your forgiveness for
> raising a silly question. I could not figure out the answer for myself. So,
> I am requesting all members to help me.
> > My confusion was related to two Bhagawad Gita slokas -
> > 4/13 (chatur varnyam ...) &
> > 10/6 (Maharsayah Sapta ..).
> > The first sloka talks about four varnas. So, it is obvious that it is
> concerned to the creation;
> > The second sloka talks about creation of seven great sages by the Lord.
> This is also concerned to the creation.
> > My confusion was that which one stands first in the creation.
> > If you say, "it doesn't matter", then, sorry the matter ends there.
> > However, if you would like to help me, please read further.
> > Is it 4/13 first or 10/6 first
> > When there is no creation, then, there are no varnas.
> > Similarly, when seven great sages were born, there are no four varnas
> but only one varna - the first varna.
> > For me, it appears that the classification of varnas by Lord came much
> later after the creation. Please correct me if I am wrong.
> > Namaskaram,
> > ramesh
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