Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras



203. Calling awareness to be the ultimate is thrice laughable

चित् परमार्थसदिति त्रिधा हास्यं दृगप्येवम्।२०३।
cit paramārthasaditi tridhā hāsyaṁ dṛgapyevam|203|

To say that awareness is the absolute truth is a point to be laughed at thrice. Even the view or sight of the seer is similar to awareness.


This theory of relativity is mainly based on the view of the seer. The view or sight of the seer is also mithya even in the relative plane like awareness. The reason is that the view is a specific style of awareness only. Seeing, hearing etc. are the various modes of awareness only. In such a case, how can the seer discuss about the absolute plane? With respect to the primordial energy itself, the view (drishti) is a relative truth even in the present relative plane of existence of the world (vyavahaara dasha). How can this view become an authority to talk about the relative existence of the primordial energy in the absolute plane, when the entire world is converted into inert primordial energy in which the seer and the sight have also become a trace of inert primordial energy? Hence any seer should limit himself or herself to the present existing relative plane only. Therefore, twice impossible for the seer to become the absolute truth before which even the primordial energy stands as a relative truth only in the absolute plane. The primordial energy is the daughter of the absolute truth and the view (awareness) is the daughter of the primordial energy. It is twice impossible for the awareness to become the absolute truth. The granddaughter cannot even become her mother and is aspiring to become her grandmother! This is a point to be laughed twice. Advaitins say that the granddaughter is already the grandmother, when there is no possibility of the granddaughter becoming the grandmother at anytime in the future. Hence, the statement of the Advaitins is a point to be laughed at thrice!

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