[Advaita-l] Time not Death

R Krishnamoorthy srirudra at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 10:33:21 EDT 2017

Time is just a concept. It is like Maya. There is nothing called Maya. We
give the name Maya to things which we are not able to fully understand or
is beyond our logic. Time also does not exist. It is the name given to the
duration that elapses between any two events which is measurable and fully
recognisable. In the the Lord says I am Time to indicate He is eternal that
is the duration of His presence is lmmeasurable. And All beings or non
have limited duration between their birth to their death or end.
R. Krishnamoorthy.
On 17 Jun 2017 12:21, "Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> [was Re: [Advaita-l] Shiva stuti by Ashwatthāma in the Mahabharata]
> On Sat, 17 Jun 2017, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l wrote:
> कालोऽस्मि लोकक्षयकृत्प्रवृद्धो लोकान्समाहर्तुमिह प्रवृत्तः। (11.33A)
>> I am the world-destroying Time, [Time: The supreme God with His limiting
>> adjunct of the power of action.] grown in stature and now engaged in
>> annihilating the creatures.]
> On a slight tangent this is probably the most famous quote from the Gita
> for English speakers because the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer famously
> quoted it while witnessing the explosion of the first atomic bomb in the
> translation "Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds."
> But this is poor translation (It is based on Arthur Ryders then popular
> edition I believe.) Death is at best a secondary meaning. Time is the
> principal one.  Births and deaths come and go.  They are effects.  Time is
> the cause.  And Bhagavan is time and even beyond time.
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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