guv Posted May 20, 2004 Report Share Posted May 20, 2004 there are many paradox's in gurbani. probably the most well known being the nirgun (non-physical) / sargun (physical) attributes of akaal. as jt posted on another thread: 'Sahas tav nain nun nain huhi tohi ko, suhus moorati nunaa ek tohi' so how can this apparent paradox be resolved?... i have a few alternatives... 1. part of akaal exists in physical form, & another part as non-physical. there is a dynamic relationship between the two. to truly appreciate akaal we must worship both the manifest & the non-manifest qualities. 2. akaal is non-physical & the references to sargun attributes are metaphorical... poetical representations of love. 3. all physical reality is an illusion. it is a lie created by our minds. & as such so are the sargun qualities of akaal. 4. akaal exists as both nirgun & sargun, whereby not part of akaal is nirgun & part sargun, but all of akaal is both nirgun & sargun at the same time. the only analagy i can think of is wave-particle duality in quantum physics, where light is both a wave and a particle at the same time. 5. akaal is beyond both nirgun & sargun & exists in a state which is uncomprehensible to the human mind. 6. none of the above. i don't know if any of what i said makes sense, or whether i'm just being really stupid. personally i think it maybe a mixture of 4 & 5... that akaal exists as nirgun, sargun, & beyond. & a stage of enlightenment is expanding your mind to encompass & accept these apparently contradictory ideas... Ã la double think in george orwell's 1984. then again... it could be that... :? ... help!... i'm confused!! :?: 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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