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Dear Sir,
By your answers to various questions concerning God, i assumed that the he is only one and impersonal, he's forms in dvaita are but, his different personal manifestations, which you said are part of his divine play. Out of curiosity, i wanted to know that if so, is it possible that in dvaita, out of all his forms, there is any which is supreme to others? The opinions of schools variably diifer on this. For ex; kc schools say Lord Krihna is the supreme being of all whereas Shankara philosophy considers Lord Shiva as he was first personal manifestation who apperared himself (swaymbhu) and through him, various forms of lord manifest.

What makes us see the reflection of an object in a mirror? It is obviously the presence of light. One cannot see the reflection of an object in a dark room devoid of light. Immaterial of whether the person before the mirror is rich, poor, tall or short, his reflection would not be available unless there was light. So it is light which is bringing all these reflections to life. When this fact is remembered and realized, the subject before the mirror does not matter. It is the light (being the primal cause of reflection) that alone matters. As long as there is light, any object can be placed before the mirror and its reflection seen. The light alone is real while the reflection is false (as it is a product of light and does not have an independent existence)

Just as the reflections of objects placed before the mirror exist because of light and disappear when the light is extinguished, incarnations of the Lord, animate & inanimate objects in the world and everything else follow the same rule. Just as the light brings to life the reflection, the power of that one Supreme being illuminates everything else and gives it life. That Supreme being is alone real, while the visible manifestations are unreal (being the product of Maya). Does it now matter what name or form an incarnation takes (the incarnation being the reflection and the Supreme being the one and only light?)

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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