Hindu Trinity

Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU
Thu Apr 27 17:27:22 CDT 2000

On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Rajiv Malhotra wrote:

> The sustainer is worshipped even though there was no creation to sustain.
> Hence, what he sustains is an illusion, as you indicate. Likewise, the
> destroyer destroys the illusion, not some real absolute world.
> By the same logic, the creator is the one who creates this ILLUSION. This is
> what I called the virtual reality. So since the creation, sustenance, and
> dissolution is about a virtual or illusory world, each has comparable
> status.

Illusion is uncreated either from the Paaramaarthika or the Vyaavahaarika
viewpoint. At the Paaramaarthika level, the illusion never was. At the
Vyaavahaarika level, the illusion is *anAdi* -- without a beginning!
There can be no talk of a creator in any of the levels.

> Rajiv Malhotra


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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