It is highly paradoxical to describe anything in Brahman stage. How do you describe a nothing that is simultaneously everything? That nothing is created but it’s all lived?
From a Brahman perspective, the world is uncreated. Rather than a play of sensory data, Brahman can only be known by and as itself.
But the divine post-Brahman stage – that’s another step more so. Beyond consciousness, it takes the divine to know the divine. Even Brahman cannot know pure divinity. The divine is known without a knower as it is pure all-knowing. It is completely self-contained.
Even though it creates nothing, everything we experience is that.
When we previously became familiar with the mind of God, it became clear that the entirety of creation – all the universes and their innumerable beings – is but a brief musing, a passing thought. The idea arises but nothing more.
Pure divinity is boundless. In that totality of knowing, we find what might be called uncreated threads of connection that allow the experience of that musing from a vast array of perspectives (all those beings) simultaneously. Each thread draws a nuance out of wholeness for the totality of knowing.
This musing could be said to create a side effect of Brahman being conscious. And that becomes self-aware, leading to the apparent self-interacting dynamics of consciousness.
Self-aware consciousness has the effect of weaving a tapestry out of those threads of divinity, creating the appearance of creation. Uncreated, yet here.
To use an analogy, it’s like a playwright writes a complete and spontaneous play, saves the file, and puts it aside. But then someone sneaks a copy and produces the play in a grand production. Unnecessary from the playwright’s standpoint but desired by the sneak.
The reality is in the process of experience. There is no separate knower or objects.
How do we experience those threads within creation? As ourselves. A thread comes into the top of our head and down the spine, giving us chakras and life. What we experience is known by divinity directly. But it’s not spread over millennia – divinity knows it all simultaneously, effectively already.
Another way the thread is described in the Vedas – sutras. The threads that stitch together wholeness.
The grand mistake is when we confuse the appearance in consciousness with reality and identify with objects of experience that flit in and out of appearance. Divorced from divinity, we forget who we are and suffering arises.
Each of us are directly connected and made of pure divinity. Much of what we experience is a pale shadow of that. But the essence of everything we know is part of divine totality. We are never separate from that.
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