Sunday, June 20, 2010

CONSCIOUSNESS

Bhavesh Merja Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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1) Only God (= Brahman) may be called Universal soul. He is 'sat' means existing eternally. He has His own real existence. He is neither 'false' nor 'maya'.


2) Consciousness in simple term is self - inherent - capacity to know. God and Soul(s) are two conscious and non-physical entities. Both are chetan. God is all-knowing = Sarvajya, and Soul is limited-knowing = alpajya. This is the fundamental difference between the two.

3) Universe = creation = jagat is created by God out of Prakriti = original eternal material cause. Prakriti is inert and unconscious subtle substance, physical = ajya = devoid of knowledge.

4) God is Omni-present, means He pervades every thing i.e. all Souls and entire cosmos.


5) 'Energy' as used by modern physicists is not God or Soul. It is used for subtlest physical material or attribute of any physical material. Mass and energy are basically same & convertible into each-other.

Things would be clearer if Maharshi Dayananda's Satyarth-Prakash (Light of Truth) is referred - particularly its 7th, 8th & 9th chapters.

= Bhavesh Merja

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