Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


97. Magician and magic castle: a better similie

इन्द्रजालमिव हेतुलक्षणाभावात्।९७।
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A better simile is the generation of a magic castle from the magic-master, in which, no characteristic of the magic-master is seen.


At least, in the case of the mud and the pot, the observer is able to detect the mud in the pot through the characteristics of mud, such as its black color, hard touch etc. But in the case of God and the world, the observer cannot find any characteristic of the unimaginable God in the imaginable world. A better simile will be the production of a magic castle from the magic-master, since the magic castle does not show any characteristic of the magic-master in it, with the help of which, one can imagine the cause of the castle.

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