MAYA OR THE WHEN & THE WHY OF THE WORLD | M3W | IWGR III | RAMA राम
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When you come up and say , " Why the world , Whence the world , How the world " , the very moment you begin to investigate the origin and the why and wherefore of the world , that very moment you create the world there .
So how can you know the origin and wherefore of the world ? How shall we know its origin ? How shall we know beyond it ? How shall we transcend it ? This ought to be made more clear , from both the microcosmic and metaphysical standpoints .
Some say that a mundane god created the world , that there is a creator standing somewhere . If they see a house , they know that it was made by someone ; so they say that this world was made by some body . Now the question is , this creator in order to create the world must have stood somewhere . Where did this creator stand ? If this creator stood somewhere , had a resting place , then the world was already present before it was created , because the resting place must be somewhere in the world . The world was present before it was created .
When you begin to examine when the world began , you want to separate two ideas , the idea of when , why , and wherefore on one side , and the idea of the world on the other side ; and the words why , when , and wherefore , the ideas of time , space , and causation , are they not a part of the world ? They are certainly . And here , you mark , you want to know the origin , the why and wherefore of the whole world .
Time , space , and causation are also in the world , not beyond the world . The very moment you begin to say when the world began , the world is on one side and the idea of when on the other side . There you keep the world before the world . This is very subtle and very difficult , and you will kindly attend closely , most carefully .
The world began , when ? There you want to take away the world from itself ; you want to separate the idea of when from the world ; you want to measure the world by when and why , but you know that when and why are themselves the world . You want to transcend the world , go beyond the world , and there you place the world .
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Can you tell when Time began ? This is an antinomy pointed out by Kant also . When did Time begin ? When you say Time began at that time , you posit Time . This question is impossible .
Where did Space begin ? The question is impossible . Beyond where Space began , you place a point where it began ; the beginning of Space is surrounded by the idea of " where " , and the idea of " where " includes that of place . The question is impossible .
Where did the chain of Causation begin ? The question is impossible . Why did the chain of Causation begin ? The question is impossible .
Oh , if you point out any beginning of the chain of Causation , you see that the idea of why is itself causation . It goes beyond you . This is a question which is unanswerable .
There is no end to Time , Space or Causation whether on this side or the other . Schopenhauer proves it ; Herbert Spencer proves it ; every thinker will show to you that there is no end to it .
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