Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


127. The imaginable self is not the unimaginable God

नाड्याधारजीवात्मनो भिन्नम्।१२७।
nāḍyādhārajīvātmano bhinnam|127|

This unimaginable awareness is totally different from the imaginable awareness, which depends on the functioning of the nervous system.


You cannot say that the awareness present in the human body is the same awareness that existed in the beginning of creation. Both are totally different from each other. The awareness in the human body is based on the function of nervous system and is imaginable by logic. But the awareness in the beginning of creation is unimaginable due to the absence of solid human body and solid nervous system in it. Hence, you cannot say that the imaginable self existing in the human body is the unimaginable God.


In the process of creation mentioned by Veda, God created space first, from space air came, from air fire; from fire water; from water earth; from earth plants; from plants animals like that. If you say that awareness is present already in the beginning of the creation; awareness requires the existence of solid nervous system. But earth is not present when space is created. When earth is not there how there can be solid nervous system. Without solid nervous system there cannot be any awareness.

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