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Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

79. Separateness of the absolute and relative planes


द्वे दशे पृथग्वाच्ये।७९।
dve daśe pṛthagvācye|79|

The absolute and relative planes are completely separate.

Explanation:

The cause is the absolute plane and its effect is the relative plane. Gold is the cause and the chain is its effect. The lump of gold has no shape but its effect, the chain, has a specific shape. When you are talking about the beauty of the shape of the chain, the quantity or quality of gold is not touched. When you talk about the quality and quantity of gold, you should not talk about the beauty of the design of the chain. The former is the absolute plane and latter is the relative plane. When you are in one plane, you should not bring the other plane and get confused.

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