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Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 03 Sep 2015

     

GOD CREATED ENERGY AND AWARENESS, WHICH ARE ABSENT IN HIM

Note: This article is meant for intellectuals only

[Replies to Dr. Nikhil’s Questions] You need not separate the unimaginable domain and imaginable domain in the aspect of differentiating the farmer as the property of God and latter as the property of the individual soul. Both domains are the properties of God only. The individual souls being part and parcel of imaginable domain also become the property of God. The unimaginable domain is different from the imaginable domain in its nature i.e., the farmer is unimaginable and latter is imaginable for the individual soul. From the perspective of God, both the domains are imaginable only including God Himself. Hence, God is said to be the omniscient, who knows every domain including even Himself (Sa Sarvajnah Sarvavit— Veda). We can say something existing as unimaginable provided that is imaginable to one person at least. If it is not known to anybody, such unimaginable item becomes non-existent. The knower of God is God Himself and none else (Brahmavit Brahmaiva— Veda). When God enters the world along with His unimaginable powers, it means that the first type of property entered the second type of property (Tadevanupravishat, Paraasya Shaktih— Veda). Hence, we can say that any item of any domain is His property and as an item belonging to Him. When the entire universe, a modification of inert energy is the wish of God, why not we say that the first creation (a form of inert energy) is first wish? Hence, we can say that the first wish of God is a work form of inert energy, which indicates the creation of inert energy as the building material of the universe. In the perspective of God, this real universe is taken to the level of imaginable world of your perspective. You cannot object the wish of God to be the form of inert energy due to the absence of the background nervous system. Already, the unimaginable domain is present before the creation of this world (imaginable domain). In such case, where is the problem to say that the first wish is created even in the absence of nervous system? You cannot bring the worldly logic to this junction because world is not created at all before this junction. By this, you may say that the link of the creation and unimaginable God is missing. Yes. Let it miss because the link is unimaginable. The link becomes imaginable only when the cause, link and effect are imaginable. If the cause is unimaginable and effect is imaginable, the link is also unimaginable because the worldly logic is always related to the imaginable links existing between imaginable causes and their imaginable effects. Like this, when the link is unimaginable, certainly the linking nervous system is absent at this junction. You can apply this worldly logic in some stage after the starting point of the creation, which is the period during the process of creation. For example, space to air to fire to water to solid soil to plants to food to birds, animals and human beings- is the chain of the creation indicating the process of creation. In this chain, if I say that the solid soil has awareness, you can object by pointing out the absence of creation of nervous system, which just started in plants only. The reason is that the background of such awareness in the solid soil is imaginable domain involving water, fire, etc., as the backlog. But, the first creation, which is the wish or inert energy, does not have the imaginable domain as the backlog. The backlog here is only the unimaginable God and His unimaginable power as the unimaginable domain. The creation of inert energy in the work form or wish does not have the imaginable domain as the background in this junction of first creation. The background of such first wish (work form of inert energy) is only the unimaginable domain involving the unimaginable God and His unimaginable power. Hence, the background does not require the imaginable necessity of the nervous system. Whether the first creation is wish or space or radiation, all these forms indicate the fundamental inert energy only. We have to say at any stage that God created inert energy, which is absent in Him. The same question will arise in this junction also at any cost. This question is always inevitable to the first creation. From the absence of inert energy, the inert energy has to be produced. From the absence of nervous system, awareness is similarly produced. Both these statements (of inert energy and awareness) have to be unimaginable in the background. Background means source and logical process as link. The source is unimaginable God and background is unimaginable because the absence of the item is generating the item. This is called as Asat Karya Vada, which means that the item created exists but the existence of the process or background is not known. You cannot say that the source is non-existent along with the background. The word non-existent used here means only that it is not understood and hence unimaginable. Therefore, God and the process exist, which are unimaginable to us, but imaginable to God. In this triad (God, link and the product), only the product or effect is imaginable to us. The unimaginable item means non-existent and imaginable item means existent in our perspective and not in God’s perspective. The perspective of God is again unimaginable to us. If it is imaginable, we could have understood the link and the source.

The Veda says that this world existed as non-existent. Non-existent can never exist and therefore, this Vedic statement means that this existent world existed before its creation in unimaginable way so that we have to say that as non-existent. If I say that it existed, you will ask Me to explain about it. Hence, the best way is to say that it was non-existent. Such non-existent existed in the beginning, which appeared as existent (Asadvaa…). The Veda again says that this world existed as existent in the beginning (Sadeva…). Co-relating both these mutually contradicting statements, we have to conclude that this existent world did not exist in the beginning, which means that it was unimaginable and hence non-existent. Non-existent does not really mean non-existent in the perspective of God and it is only non-existent in our perspective.

Anyway, the conclusion is that the background of the first creation is unimaginable and background of subsequent creations is imaginable. The above mutually contradicting Vedic statements were applied to the same junction of first creation and God as explained above. Both these statements can be applied to different contexts also. Taking the unimaginable background as non-existence in our perspective, we can apply the first statement and say that the first creation appeared from the non-existent or unimaginable background (Asadvaa…). The second statement (Sadeva…) can be applied to the subsequent second creation, which evolved from the first creation, in which the second creation (imaginable to us and hence existent) came out from the first creation (imaginable to us and hence existent). Thus, we can apply both these statements to one context (junction of the creation and God, which is evolution of first creation or wish) or different contexts separately (the first statement to the junction of unimaginable God and the imaginable first creation and the second statement to the junction of imaginable first creation and imaginable second creation).

Before the first creation, world did not exist at all and even the first creation was totally absent. In that period, only the unimaginable domain existed and hence, we should not speak of the inert energy and hence, we should not also speak the wish as work form of inert energy. The first wish as work form of inert energy there by meaning that the first wish is the first creation of inert energy is insisted since all the subsequent steps of the creation are only the wishes of God. The inert energy present in the first wish as work form can be the same essence of all the subsequent creations or wishes because the entire world is the same product of inert energy only, which is equivalent to God’s wish. If you can forget distinction between the wish and inert energy (ornaments and gold), there is homogeneity of the first wish or first creation and subsequent wishes or subsequent steps of creation. This homogeneity forces us to say that this first wish or first creation is work form of inert energy. There is no homogeneity between the first wish and the wishes (zero wishes) existing before the first wish of creation. These zero wishes are unimaginable not only in the background but also in the content material. Their background is unimaginable due to the absence of nervous system and their content material is unimaginable since inert energy was not yet created. The first wish or first creation is unimaginable in the background due to absence of nervous system but imaginable in the content material since it is made of inert energy as work form. This sort of classification of wishes of God becomes inevitable because of the homogeneity of the first wish (first creation of inert energy) and the subsequent steps of creation, which are again God’s wishes only. If this point (homogeneity of the inert energy in the first wish and subsequent wishes since entire world itself is the wish of God only) is absent, we can treat all the wishes of God as zero wishes only.

 
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