Question: My understanding is that on a superior level of analysis, Brahman is made of persons: Jivas, like light is made of photons. Am I right? Answer: No, Brahman is not made of jivas. Jivas are the tatastha sakti of Bhagavan and Brahman is Bhagavan with unmanifest qualities. Moreover, Brahman has no parts. If it were made of jivas, it would have parts in it.
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In Indian Logic (Nyāya), non-existence is called abhāva. There are various divisions and subdivisions of non-existence. Mutual non-existence” means non-existence due to being different. For instance, a table is different from a chair. In a table, a chair does not exist. This is true for all three phases of time.
Question: I read the article on jñāna on your website and have some questions: What is the difference between self-luminous and self-conscious? Answer: Self-luminous means an object which does not need the help of another luminous object to see it or perceive it. For example, a burning candle is self-luminous because you do not need another burning candle or light source to see it. However a book or table is not self-luminous because you need a light source to see it.
Question: Eight years ago, by his mercy my guru Pandita Ananta das Babaji Maharaja informed me about my siddha deha (ekadash bhava). Gradually I came to understand that raganuga bhakti is not possible to practice unless and until one receives siddha pranali. Many devotees take initiation but they do not know about this fact ...
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