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Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

96. Absence of an independent observer in the case of God and the world


द्रष्टुरस्थानात् क्रियाकारणयोः सदृशतर्कस्य।९६।
draṣṭurasthānāt kriyākāraṇayoḥ sadṛśatarkasya|96|

The observer in the case of God and the world does not exist in the plane of God or in the stage of creation. Moreover, the observer is trying to analyze with the help of items of creation that are similar to him.

Explanation:

The observer is observing both the mud and the pot separately. The observer exists practically when there is a lump of mud and also exists practically when the pot is generated from the lump of mud. In the case of God and the world, the observer exists only in the plane of the produced world (pot) and the observer does not exist in the plane of God (Lump of mud) or during the stage of generation. In the case of the simile, the observer has the authority to speak about the cause, the process of generation and the effect. But in the case of God and the world, the observer (human being) does not exist in the plane of God or in the stage of the creation of world. He exists only in the plane of the created world. In the simile, the observer is quite different from the lump of mud, the process of generation of the pot and the produced pot. But in the case of God and the world, the observer is a part of the produced world, trying to investigate the process of creation of the world and trying to investigate the nature of the Creator with the help of examples like mud and the pot, which are parts of the world, like himself.

Note:

Existence can be an illusion. Suppose you are imagining something that is not real. Your imagination exists for you, but still it is unreal. Unreal also can exist. If world does not exist, then God is not entertained. It exists but is unreal. Still as an imagination it exists.

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