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Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

226. God follows nature, except for emergencies


अत्यवसराभावे प्रकृत्यनुसारी सोऽपि।२२६।
atyavasarābhāve prakṛtyanusārī so'pi|226|

In the absence of an emergency, even God follows the logic of nature alone.

Explanation:

God always has supernatural awareness in all the states of the human incarnation. God will never enter into deep sleep because the states of waking, dream and deep sleep exist only for natural awareness and inert energy, which are items of creation. God is beyond creation, since He is the Creator. Moreover, God is also unimaginable. The existence of these states cannot be attributed to God as in the case of the imaginable items of creation. We can only infer the activities of God as per the context and any activity is possible for God as per this inference. As far as possible, His activities are also based on logic, unless emergency demands making the impossible to become possible through His supernatural power. In fact, there is no difference between supernatural and natural events from the point of God, since everything, supernatural or natural materializes as per His will alone. The distinction between supernatural and natural events is only from the point of view of souls. But as far as possible, God does any activity only by the natural way, which is admissible to human logic, in order to maintain the normal attitude of humanity. This means, that we should not use His omnipotency everywhere to explain His activities as we like. The liberated soul, being an item of creation, follows the logic and rules of creation. It follows the states of waking, dream and deep sleep as in the case of an ordinary soul. The liberated soul has an extra state also, which is the forced deep sleep, while the human incarnation is in the waking state. This special forced state of the liberated soul is due to the requirement of devotees who want to worship God directly by serving the human incarnation, without the association of any other soul.

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