Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 10 Oct 2021


Can we say that Mulamaayaa is the same as Mahaamaayaa?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swami, Thank You so much for showering us with divine spiritual knowledge and revealing some hidden treasures of spiritual knowledge. There are no words to express Your divine kindness and grace upon all of us.

Swami, I have one doubt. From the discourse on the difference between God Datta and Ādiparāśakti, we learned that the absolute unimaginable God called ParaBrahman or Ādiśakti is the same as Mahāmāyā in the sense of greatest wonder and Parāśakti (Prakṛti) can be called as Māyā, which is still wonderful but lesser than the greatest wonder (Mahāmāyā). From another discourse, I read that 'Mūlamāyā' becomes just another alternative name for the unimaginable God, becoming the unimaginable cause of the entire creation. Mūlamāyā existed before the creation of the world and hence Mūlamāyā existed without matter and energy. So, can we say that Mūlamāyā is the same as Mahāmāyā in this context?]

Swami replied:- Mūla māyā and Mahā māyā are one and the same. Mūla māyā means the greatest wonderful entity, which is the root cause of creation. Mahā māyā means the greatest wonderful entity.