Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


100. The entire creation evolved from space

अनन्तगुणाकाश ब्रह्मणो विद्यन्ते श्रुताः सृष्टिस्थितिलयहेतुमत्त्वसुषुप्त्यात्मत्वादयः।१००।
anantaguṇākāśa brahmaṇo vidyante śrutāḥ sṛṣṭisthitilayahetumattvasuṣuptyātmatvādayaḥ|100|

In the concept of space being called as Brahman, several merits exist like it being the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the universe, it becoming Atman in deep sleep etc., as heard in the Veda.


The cosmic inert energy is the space from which the entire creation evolved. Matter, awareness, light, heat etc., along with their modifications, constitute this universe and all this has evolved from the primordial energy, which is the space. In the Veda it is said that space is generated from God and from space the entire creation has evolved. Hence, space is the first item of creation, which acts as the primary source for the whole creation. The modifications of space are only due to illusions and thus the entire universe is an illusory form of space alone, which is nothing but the inert primordial energy. Hence, the universe is space alone and we can say that the universe is maintained by space. When the illusions are removed, all the modifications in the universe disappear and this is the final dissolution of the universe into space. Therefore, space can be called as Brahman, which is the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the universe. All these points are correlated with Brahman. It is said that the universe is created, maintained and destroyed by Brahman. It is also said that the entire world is Brahman alone since the world is based on illusion. All these are the merits in calling the primordial energy as Brahman, the greatest in the universe. The concept that the soul or Atman in its basic form in deep sleep is Brahman, is also correlated.


For a scientist and an atheist, space is God. Here in this sutra I am speaking from the point of view of science. But space is inert. Because of this one defect, space being God is ruled out. Why space need not be called as Brahman is because the Human Incarnation of God does miracles and establishes the existence of an unimaginable item.

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