Q/A with Manish ji

Q) What is the difference between “Jagat” and “Srishti”?

[Ref. Adi Shankaracharya’s Tattwa Bodh, commentary by H H Maa Purnananda ji]
(Audio / Video on discourse available in USB drive)


A) Jagat is “Jaayate, Gachchati, Tishthati” (Is Born, Goes, Stays). It is the external world.

Srishti is created by the “Individualized Ego”.

For example, one might want to extend help to others. However, if the help extended is done with the thought of doer ship, the fruits borne out of that would enable creation of further srishti to enjoy or suffer. Right intent and selflessness in one's thoughts and actions are very important if one wants to get out of the cycle of rebirths. This is the beginning of sublimation of ego, and can be called as the beginning of Spiritual journey.

[As understood by Aurangabad Study Circle]