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The cause of the whole manvantara

Nov 13, 2001 01:22 PM
by Peter Merriott

> JERRY: The notion that there is "an immortal and enduring SELF in
> each being" is the core of maya, the central ignorance that keeps
> this whole manvantara going.


I don't believe that is quite accurate. Surely it is the notion that there
is a *SEPARATE* self that is the core of our own particular human Maya and

The idea that our ignorance is the one thing that keeps "the whole
manvantara" going seems somewhat exoteric and superficial, if not simply
grandiose. Will the entire Manvantara and all the future Manvantaras, the
periodical and regular manifestations of the One Self Existing Reality (ie
Parabrahm) all come to an end when we truly realise we are not separate from
one another?

Maybe the KOSMOS with its cycles of rest and activity, the periodical
playground of numberless Universes, is much much grander and far more
meaningful than the pitiful stage of selfishness and separateness that our
current humanity is going through.


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