lokavat tu lila kaivalyam [Brahma Sutras - 2.1.33] The creation is merely a sport of Brahman.

How can a formless entity enjoy Lila? Doesn't it sound too nihilistic?

(Note: Lila can also be translated as "past time" which gives it more beautiful purport, and poetic meaning)

How does shankaracharya interpret this?

  • Is there any reason for "krishna" tag? – Krishna Shweta Feb 19 '18 at 15:47
  • @KrishnaShweta yup, Krishna is known as Lila purushottama afterall, I wasn't able to find Lila tag. – Anubhav Jha Feb 19 '18 at 16:40
  • We have "leela" tag ^.^ – Krishna Shweta Feb 19 '18 at 16:48
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    Leela is for Saguna Brahman not Nirguna Brahman (and there are no two Brahmans). Moreover, Saguna Brahman can be formless. – The Destroyer Feb 24 '18 at 15:24
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    @TheDestroyer this sutra is describing brahman, this would make saguna brahman supreme than nirguna brahman. – Anubhav Jha Feb 28 '18 at 7:02

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