Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 24 Jun 2022


How are intelligence and knowledge related to Goddess Saraswati, God Brahma and God Vishnu?

[Shri Divakar asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, In Dattaveda, You said wealth and the knowledge are goddess Lakshmi and God Narayana. Word and intelligence are goddess Saraswati and God Brahma. I am not able to differentiate the physical meaning between word, intelligence and knowledge Swami. Please throw some light on actual difference between words, intelligence and knowledge and how these are related to goddess Saraswati, God Brahma and God Vishnu. By Divakar]

Swami replied:- Word is made of sound and knowledge is related to the meaning of the words put together to form a concept. Intelligence is the analytical capacity of sharp logic that decides whether a concept is correct or not. The process of deciding a concept to be correct or not is God Brahma, whereas the resultant correct knowledge is God Vishnu. The fundamental basis for both these aspects is the word represented by Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is the fundamental basis and hence, represents knowledge and logic also indirectly.