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Śṛṣṭi – Creation

Indian logic or the school of Tarka argues that only that which existed previously can come into existence yet again. No novel object comes into existence unprecedented. This is a logical argument that extends to the concept of creation as well, and is agreed upon by the other schools of . . .


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  1. When we speak of nimitta-pralaya as the annihilation of earth and it drowning into the oceans following which varaha-murti pulls it out – are we talking about the solid land of the planet earth drowning into the oceans of earth or is it talking about the destruction of the entire planet as we know it? And if it is the latter then what is the ocean that is drowning in? Is it just metaphorical?

  2. When we speak of nimitta-pralaya as the annihilation of earth and it drowning into the oceans following which varaha-murti pulls it out – are we talking about the solid land of the planet earth drowning into the oceans of earth or is it talking about the destruction of the entire planet as we know it? And if it is the latter then what is the ocean that is drowning in? Is it just metaphorical??

    1. Śrimad Bhāgavata Purāna discusses about the drowning of the entire Bhūloka, the Earth (Mahi) in Rasatala (4th of the lower seven lokas) and not about the land masses sinking in the water body of Earth. Of course it is a metaphorical way of expressing the water body (mahāmbhas, salilam), that is to be considered as spoken of from higher context of Śrṣti and Pralaya. It denotes the Garbhodaka (Cosmic ocean) of Hiraṇyagarbha (the Golden Cosmic egg).

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