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Old 05-06-2007, 10:54 AM
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Whatever may be the extent of knowledge gained by the soul, the soul cannot reach the

Whatever may be the extent of knowledge gained by the soul, the soul cannot reach the state of complete knowledge.

God will never become fully ignorant in spite of any effort. For the sake of entertainment and enjoyment God also needs the reality of the creation. When the reality of creation is felt the ignorance exists. Reality of the world is proportional to the extent of self imposed ignorance on God. However, this self imposed ignorance cannot be complete because the sun can never become jet black. At the maximum, the sun may look dim due to the black clouds covering him. Even in that state the sun remains with original brightness without any change. The dim light of sun is only for the observer. God imposes ignorance on Himself and sees Himself from the other side as the observer. Even in that state He can see Himself as dim but not jet black. Therefore, God in human incarnation is under partial ignorance only.

Regarding the ordinary soul, it is the part and parcel of the black cloud. Whatever may be the extent of knowledge gained by the soul, the soul cannot reach the state of complete knowledge.

It can never become completely bright like the radiating sun. The bright radiating sun represents the absolute God (Nirguna Para Brahman) without any cover (Upadhi). The dim sun covered by black cloud represents God under the self imposed ignorance (Saguna Para Brahman). The bright cloud covering sun represents the liberated soul. The black cloud represents the ignorant soul. Therefore, the absolutely Para Brahman is with full knowledge like the radiating sun and the ignorant soul is with full ignorance like the black cloud.

Both these are the extreme ends of knowledge and ignorance. The absolute God like radiating sun can enjoy the tragedy because due to the full knowledge-light no trace of misery-darkness can touch Him. The ignorant soul can fully enjoy the comedy like the black cloud with full ignorance-darkness. The human incarnation is the sun covered by the black cloud. It is the union of God and the soul. Both the extreme ends are achieved to enjoy fully the tragedy and comedy in the world. Thus, the entertainment is continuous and the human incarnation is in continuous happiness, which is called as bliss (Ananda).


At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony

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Universal Spirituality for World Peace
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