Aurangabad Study Circle:

Q) “Please explain the difference between ‘Jagat’ and ‘Srishti’.”

Manish ji's reply:

[As understood by us]

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.” 

[Ref. Adi Shankaracharya’s Tattwa Bodh. Discourses by H H Maa Purnananda in USB drive audio / video available]