Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


233. Accidental instances cannot prove an all-pervading awareness

यदृच्छाकर्मैकसमान्यात् न चित् अनाडीगिरौ।२३३।
yadṛcchākarmaikasamānyāt na cit anāḍīgirau|233|

By the similarity of a single accidental action, you cannot establish that the inert hill has awareness, since the hill has no nervous system.


A single accidental action of inert energy resembling the action of living being cannot establish the inherent awareness in the inert energy. For example, you hit your enemy with a stone. The same enemy is hit by a stone falling from a hill accidentally. By this common incident, you cannot say that the hill is a living being and thus argue that the awareness is inherent in the entire inert cosmic energy. A single action cannot prove the awareness. You can speak but the hill cannot speak. All the other activities of the awareness like laughing, crying etc., are absent in the case of hill. The reason for this is the absence of the special nervous system through which only the inert energy can be transformed in to awareness. There is no doubt in the conversion of inert energy into awareness following account of conversion in quanta. But, this conversion is not possible without the nervous system and such nervous system is absent in the hill or in the space any where. Therefore, you cannot establish awareness every where in the cosmos by certain accidentally similar activity.

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