Sunday, 7 December 2014

Lila: The Play of the Absolute



Question: You say that considering myself to be a body-mind is root cause of all errors. But I see so many Jeevas taking birth in my world, surely it cannot be an accident, an error in the judgement by supreme Self?


Answer: There are two things to be sorted out clearly here. The first is--yes, there cannot be any error or accident as far as the Supreme or Absolute is concerned. I enter into the embodied existence in order to face opposite. The real, the self faces its opposite, which is embodied existence and the universe. Whenever there is a birth a universe appears. The moment sense of 'I am' comes into the existence at the time of birth, a universe comes into existence. The sense of 'I am' lies dormant in a newborn for a few years but it's there right from the moment of his birth. The universe and mind body come into existence together.



Now you might think like this--there are so many jeevas in the universe--why do I want to constantly face the opposites only to wake again from this horrible nightmare. The answer is simple: There are no other embodied existences-but only one--that's you feeling yourself to be inside a body-mind which is inside a universe. The moment you become liberated your universe dissolves. Multiplicity is an illusion. It's very easy to understand if you talk about facts and leave fancies aside. 


Now-why must Self face the opposites to know itself? In the great silence of Self everything is contained--knowing and not-knowing, albeit in a potential form. It's not a necessity but rather a play Lila which  gives rise to innumerable universes. It's a play beyond descriptions because entertainment or boredom etc. don't apply to a state beyond mind. Causation is possible only inside universe made by mind. Outside the universe causation is inapplicable like Time and Space. The play is uncaused. 

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