Thus the Mystics the world over have experienced the Divine within.
They confirm it.
The stamp of confirmation is there.
When Swami Vivekananda asked the saint Ramakrishna, “have you seen God”.
The reply was “yes my boy, more intensely than I see you”.
The scriptures speak of creation in many ways.
Signifying, that none of them are real.
If it was real, then you as an individual in creation would have no hope of Salvation.
Because then you too are real, and thereby you cannot get away or lose your individual reality.
But since you are not real, you can get away from it or even lose it.
The scriptures of the world describe and enumerate CREATION in many ways.
In the Upanishads, it is indicated in four different ways.
- TRIVIT KARANA or PANCHE KARANA;
Threefold or fivefold process of creation.
- SRISTI DRISTI VADA; Creation first followed by perception.
Everyone is familiar with this.
In every dream, an instantaneous creation transpires.
In it, there is a dreamer – dream individual,
there is a dream world,
and a dream experience.
The package is complete.
At that time it is very real.
This is the PINNACLE of Metaphysics as per the KARIKA of the MANDUKYA UPANISHAD.
What creation are you talking about.
There never was a creation.
You are a creation, because the mind is WHIRLING.
Nothing whatsoever is born. Nevertheless, the universe is a matter of day-to-day experience. It is said to be a creation undergoing evolution. Anything created must eventually undergo destruction. And that which had its origin at some time and its destruction at another, is temporal or non-eternal. That which is non-eternal is not the real. For, Reality is that which exists in all three periods of time – past, present and future. Before the universe came, there was a past at some time wherein it was not. And there shall be a future after it ceases to be. Thus that which exists for some time is not the Real and can have no intrinsic reality about it.
In the book of Genesis, creation is mystically stated.
The opening paragraph is pregnant with great hidden truths, which will have to be deciphered.
The very first line indicates God created the Universe.
This is a statement of fact.
Hence, IN THE BEGINNING before creation, God was self-existent.
In the GARDEN OF EDEN, He put man whom He had formed.
In the middle of the garden were two special trees.
THE TREE OF LIFE
And THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL.
And as man was naturally placed in the Garden of Eden, he was in PARADISE.
Then: WHY DID GOD CREATE?
or DID HE???
With this, this section is over.
As an appendage, this is included.
Remember, we are looking or figuring out the situation from our point of view.
The FORM and the SHADOW.
The REALITY and the APPEARANCE.
If one is, the other naturally is.
The form lends character to its shadow.
Similarly the REALITY lends character to its shadowy appearance.