Tusar Nath Mohapatra

From the Gods to the Supreme Godhead

Posted on: December 27, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The mystery of the divine Maya is reviewed by Sri Aurobindo as he explores the relationship between the higher nature of the Divine and the existence and action of the lower Nature. Maya does not imply something purely illusory, but rather, something that is real, but experienced in such a way that we do not perceive or understand the ultimate Truth behind it. Sri Aurobindo describes it: “It is a cosmic veil which the Godhead has spun around our understanding; Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra have woven its complex threads; the Shakti, the Supreme Nature is there at is base and is hidden in its every tissue.”

The gods work through the interplay of the three Gunas, Rajas, Sattwa and Tamas (which correspond ultimately to the primary quality of the triple gods of creation, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (Rudra), in their character as Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer of the manifested worlds.

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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