Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Jiva Isvara Aikyam.- part 2

HARIH  OM 
               Brahman is  infinite  and  with  Its  creative  power  of  Maya  ,appears as  the  world  of objects  .. Brahman  conditioned  by  Maya is  called  Isvara  . He  then  becomes  the  creator,  sustainer  and  destroyer  of  the  world. . Brahman  acting  through  the  individual   conditionings  is  called  the  jiva. . He   forgets  his  real  nature  and  comes  to  identify  with  his  body-mind  complex. and  comes  to  think  every being  in the  world  is  different  from  him  and  he  also  considers  the  Lord    as  different  from  him   and who  lives  far  away  from  him  and  hence  could  be  reached  only  sometime  in the  future. . This  ignorance  becomes  the  cause  of  his  endless  births   and  this  ignorance  ends  only  when  knowledge  is  gained  "  that  I am  that which  I  am  seeking. "

         Arguments  are  raised  by  some  thinkers  that  there  can  be  no  aikyam  between  the  jiva  and  Brahman. . They  point  out  that  the  jiva  is  a  finite  , mortal  limited  being  with  ego  ,while  the  Lord  is  infinite,  immortal,  without  any  limitations,  is  all  pervading  ,  is  Omniscient,  Omnipresent  and  Omnipotent  .. In  the  Chandyogya  Upanishad , the  mahavakya  "  tat  twam  asi "  is  given  by  sage  Uddalaka  to  his  son  and  disciple ,as  many  as  nine  times  to  explain  the  meaning  of  the  mahavakya  through  nine  different  explanations. . The  Guru  explains  Truth /Brahman alone  existed  before  creation  and  that  Truth  / Brahman  alone  you  are. "  tat  twam  asi ". The  whole  world  is  only  a  creation  of  names  and  forms  on  the  Absolute  Truth  like  making  gold  ornaments  on  gold. . Only  gold  is  real  ,while  the  different  ornaments  are  mere  names  and  forms  on  the  gold  ,so  with  no  substance  or  real  existence  of  their  own. 

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