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Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

17. God wills, but is not awareness


ईक्षतेर्नाशब्दोपाधि।१७।
īkṣaternāśabdopādhi|17|

The will of God does not mean that God is awareness. It means only that the medium of God is not inert.

Explanation:

The Veda says that God wished to create this world (Sa ikshata...). People thought that this Vedic statement means that God is awareness and not inert energy or matter because awareness alone can wish. Actually, it means that the medium of God is not inert. This means that the medium of God is awareness. The final conclusion is that God enters the medium of a living being and not inert statues or inert light (energy) etc. The Veda never speaks about the nature of the original God because the Veda has already spoken elaborately that the nature of God is unimaginable. The Vedic statements regarding the nature of the medium are misunderstood to be the statements regarding the nature of the original God.

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