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Thank you, Now I understand that view is reality. One further question- if past, present and future are present in potential form always, does it mean all permutations and combinations of how past could have unfolded and future might unfold are also present in consciousness of Lord Shiva as time? Does it mean that an event that already occurred (eg: Chaitanya Lila) might unfold again and one can participate in it? Is it that time simply mean Lord Shiva scanning the possibilities (Shakti) and selecting possibilities one after another? Can a person(soul), who dies now come back in the past?
Amazing explanation. Thank you, will re-read Mystic Universe with this understanding.
Just a follow up question- does it mean that these dvipa’s or worlds are perceptions or views of the same reality called bhu- mandala which is the planet we are on right now or these dvipa’s include other places in the universe and they perceptually grouped (as opposed to physical) as different dvipa’s? Is it like, based on terrain/avatar chosen in VR game, reality and experience appears differently to the player? I used to have dreams of being in earth like places where nature is of different quality, one can fly etc but they are not this planet in the sense that no place on this planet offers that experience. That explains they might be different parts of bhu-mandala.
Thank you, that makes it clear.
All bodies are material, so they are properties of Durga. Lord Shiva as time directs the successive manifestations of these bodies.
How to understand below (Sri Brahma Samhita 5.16 purport) in this context?
“The innumerable jīvas as spiritual particles emanating from the oversoul in the form of pencils of rays of effulgence, have no relation with the mundane world when they come to know themselves to be the eternal servants of the Supreme Lord. They are then incorporated into the realm of Vaikuṇṭha. But when they desire to lord it over Māyā, forgetting their real identity. the egotistic principle Śambhu entering into their entities makes them identify themselves as separated enjoyers of mundane entities. Hence Śambhu is the primary principle of the egotistic mundane universe and of perverted egotism in jīvas that identifies itself with their limited material bodies.”
The subtle body doesn’t change at time of death. Whatever subtle body is cultivated in this life is carried forward and manifests the next gross body.
How to understand Srila Prabhupada’s statement that “spool” of current life is played before dying person and where ever “spool” stops, that is moment is the “moment of death” and consciousness at that time takes one to next body. As subtle body might have already been “fixed” by this time, what is significance of above statement?
Thank again for elaborated reply. Although We can venture into the deep philosophy (which is strikingly similar to Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy) of songs of Sri Annamacharya (who is in disciplic succession in Sri Sampradaya, wrote around 30,000 songs teaching philosophy and tattva and Lila’s of Lord Venkateshwara and of the meaning of human life, for the sake of common people, not in a highly systematic way though), I don’t want to do that as I am not representing his works in any capacity, neither I have time or interest to do that. You are correct that the songs are not very well understood by common people or scholars, not to the extent Srila Prabhupada’s books are understood . I just wondered how same philosophy is presented in different languages with some minor differences (with more or less details) and you have clarified on that. Thank you.
Thank you for the detailed explanation, that makes perfect sense. There are two followup questions.
1) We see the time tested songs of great devotee Acharya’s like Sri Annamacharya in Telugu, Sri Purandara Dasa in Kannada, Tiruppavai in Tamil are composed in Vernacular expressing similar devotional sentiments/feelings. Are these are absolute words from Spiritual world? We understand that Sanskrit works like Srimad Bhagavatam are absolute sound of Language of the soul (aprakrita), but what about the above mentioned great composed in Vernacular? Does soul has Language and is it Sanskrit?
2) Does a change in subtle body entails change in language? For example, if I am attracted to the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya and enter into them, my subtle body will change to automatically understand Bengali Language/cultural nuances etc. Is Bengali a Language of Spiritual World where pastimes of Lord Chaitanya are going on?
Thank you, it is clear now, learning in Sattva leaves a deeper impression on chitta, there by enabling the person to use the insights in next life.
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Eagerly waiting for Sankhya Sutras book to come out.
As a followup question, innate abilities or intuitive abilities like problem solving etc are so natural to some one and not for others – is this coming from Karana sarira (which has guna-proclivity, Karma- consequences, chitta-??) ? , as previously acquired/practiced abilities/insights are lost with Linga Sarira? If some one practiced practiced problem solving for whole life will it be lost or will it become part of Karana Sarira through Chitta and it will become manifest as Karma-Consequence as intuition/insights so that they become great problem solvers?
Thank you, now I understand, why I have different places “evoke” different kind of memories/feelings (not related to current state of the place). So technically, we should be able to perceive Lord’s past times in Holy places right now depending on purification and desire.
Thank you. Can you please explain how to understand your below statement?
If you focus on the spiritual impressions, you can only see Krishna’s pastimes even today, *because that past is in the present*
Thank you very much, that makes it clear. One follow up question- How much of “Spiritual World” is projected into this world when Lord comes down? For example, during Chaitanya Lila, what are the people/places that are projected from Spiritual World and what are the people/places that are part of mundane world somehow seem to interact with the Lila. Just like Hussain Shah inquiring about Sri Krishna Chaitanya from Srila Rupa Goswami (obviously, Hussain Shah is not in Spiritual World and Rupa Goswami is in Spiritual World and they seem to be interacting). Similarly the places that Lord Chaitanya visited seems to be in this world, but some how Spiritual World is projected/interacting with this world? We should of think of things of this world as perfectly spiritual (perfectly conscious in Lord’s service like chintamani dham) all the time because of their association with Lord’s past times at that time(for example most of tract of land of Orissa must be sacred and worth of same admiration as offered to Lord because Lord walked through that?) OR we think all of this world is not related to Spiritual World at all and only Spiritual World is projected at the time of Lord’s past times only? Sorry if I had not made my question very clear. Thank you.December 4, 2020 at 3:04 am in reply to: Dream world bound by Time and Karma -Conceiving The Inconceivable #11018
Thank you, it is very clear now. I understand that the experience of dreams can be from any of the layers and hence they are unimaginably vast and they may not be true, correct or good. Now I can make sense of out of world things that appear in dreams. Thank you.December 2, 2020 at 6:50 pm in reply to: Dream world bound by Time and Karma -Conceiving The Inconceivable #10901
December 2, 2020 at 2:14 am in reply to: Dream world bound by Time and Karma -Conceiving The Inconceivable #10885
- Are the characters/people in the dream real? As you have mentioned that mind and senses access the possibilities that are as “real” as the “real world” that we see in waking state, what about the people and their behaviour? Are they creation of my mind or they are real possibilities that I am accessing? If they are possibilities, what if they will never act like that with their free will?
- if I smell something in the dream and I never had that smell in real (I actually did), is this smell present as possibility in mental/sense world or it is creation of my mind?
Thank you , on the second question, I did read “Sankhya and Science”, may be I have to read many times to get it. I understand that senses and mind are separate from body. But I cannot understand where is this “dream world”? Is it manifested by Paramatma only to my mind and senses temporarily to make me experience some thing? Real world seems to more logically destroyed than dream world- Is there new Karma gets generated by our reactions to dream in the dream?