Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 17 Jul 2018

     

What is the meaning of 'nothing of energy' in 'SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA'?

Shri Anil asked:-

Referring to the following portion in 'SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA'

['If space is nothing, energy is nothing and hence, matter and awareness must be also nothing since both are modifications of energy only. Such state of nothing of energy exists in the very beginning when unimaginable God alone existed in the absolute state (Paramaarthadashaa).']

What is the meaning of 'nothing of energy' here means. If energy exists in the very beginning when unimaginable God alone existed then contradiction comes. At Your divine feet,  Anil

Swami replied:- There is no contradiction if you take the meaning of the word ‘beginning’ , which is in two ways:-

  1. It means the state in which unimaginable God alone existed before the creation of subtle energy or Mulaprakruti and
  2. It means the state in which unimaginable God exists along with the created subtle energy by Him and then creation of first energetic being and then merging with first energetic being to become Datta and then the final state in which Datta is ready to create further world.

Hence, beginning means either the time in which unimaginable God alone existed before creation of subtle energy or the time in which unimaginable God existed as mediated God or Datta before the creation of further creation. To say in short, first only unimaginable God existed. Then, the unimaginable God created space or subtle energy. Then, the unimaginable God created first energetic being with which He merged and became Datta. Then, Datta created further creation.

If energy is nothing’- is hypothetical way of argument and not real statement. Since Einstein said that space is nothing and didn’t treat space as subtle energy (something), we are opposing it by saying that if you say that space is nothing, then the modifications of space like matter and awareness also become nothing, in which case energy, matter and awareness become nothing so that the creation itself becomes nothing. However, this nothing of creation is also possible in the absolute state in which the unimaginable God alone existed. On the other hand, we treat that space is subtle energy, the first creation of God, from which Datta came out and entire world is manifested by Datta using further subtle energy created by Him.