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Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

164. Infinity partially indicates unimaginable nature


सीमानूह्यमेव अनन्तं न मध्ये यथाकाशः।१६४।
sīmānūhyameva anantaṁ na madhye yathākāśaḥ|164|

The word infinite denotes the unimaginable nature in the boundaries only and not in the portion between the boundaries as in the case of space.

Explanation:

The infinite space cannot be compared to the unimaginable God. In the case of space, only the boundaries are unimaginable, where as the form of space is well understood as vacuum or subtle inert energy. In the case of God, both the form and boundaries are unimaginable. Hence, the word infinite cannot project the real nature of God. An imaginable item like space is said to be infinite since its boundaries are unimaginable and not the portion between the boundaries. In the case of God, not only the boundaries but also the portion between the boundaries is unimaginable. The word infinite shows only partial unimaginable nature, which is limited to the boundaries only.

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