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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Well, Vishisht Advaita says that both (the duality and non-duality of Creation and Consciousness) are true. So as per Vishishta Advaita, that is also true and this is also true. Advaita usually doesn’t consider the other things as true (implying that Advaita believes in the essential non-dual nature of Creation). You know, the whole idea that the creation was ‘created’ is false. Who said it was created? It was never created. A mirage is never created. A mirage is an illusion of what appears to be but is not in reality. You put a pen in a beaker of water, it appears bent. When was this bend created? It was not created. It just appears. So in that sense, nobody created this universe. It simply is. It just appears to be that way. It is not real. When the sun sets, it does not really set. It appears to set. That’s all.
Click on the button to share Sri Sri's divine knowledge topics. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
What is a dream? It is an impression of a memory. Wake up and at this very moment you will see that the entire past appears as a dream. It is all just a memory. It is just an impression in the mind and nothing else! So, everything is an impression on the mind. What you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you taste, what you touch, all of this form impressions on the consciousness. As long as you are all in each other’s dreams, everything is okay! You can have your own dreams too.