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What is the exact nature of their relationship? Does one arise from the other? I have an operational hypothesis that Kālá is an emanation of Akasha - unfortunately, my hunt to gain clarity on the exact mechanisms is still very much a work in progress (in that it is inarticulate).

  • "It looks scientific speculation (space and time - according to theory of relativity)!" - @Pandya - Please explain your comment. – DirghaChintayanti Feb 9 '17 at 0:21
  • Akasha is space and what your hypothesis is saying, is that space generates time. Bramha created this universe and the first element to manifest itself was aakasha and other 4 followed but the notion of time applies to bramha (kalpa, mahakalpa) etc. – Yogi Feb 9 '17 at 13:12
  • @Yogi Do (and if so how) physical space and physical time correspond to Akasha and Kala respectively in the Advaitic thought? My understanding (from reading Vashishta's Yoga so far) is that Akasha is the "first" emanation brought about by pure consciousness beholding itself, there is no mention or supposition of time or brahma explicitly in this process. – DirghaChintayanti Feb 9 '17 at 13:33
  • Vashishtas yoga you mean yoga vashishta? Many scholars consider it to be later interpolation. Bramhanada purana can help you here. – Yogi Feb 9 '17 at 14:19
  • @Yogi Thanks for your pointer, checking it out. Apart from Brahmanda Purana, are there any other texts that establish the relation between Akasha and Kala with equal if not more adhikara in the context of Advaita? Additionally, if you so please, can you refer me to traditional references that establish Yoga Vashishta is a later interpolation? Would be interested in the context of its origins. – DirghaChintayanti Feb 9 '17 at 15:52

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