Shukhadeva said: “From the navel of Sri Vishnu, the creator of the material universe, Sri Brahma was born. The creation is fundamentally split into two parts, the first being manifestations of Brahma the material universe, while the second part is the creation initiated by the Supreme Lord Himself. The universal creation of Brahma is known as Vyasthi Shristhi
The enlightened sage was not affected by this act of the king and continued to meditate harmoniously without any internal or external conflict. But, the sage’s son Sringin who learnt about the crime issued against his father as narrated by one of his fellow friends was propelled to curse the guilty. He cursed: “Seven days…
Parikshita Maharaja was a descendant of the Kuru dynasty and was the son of Abhimanyu and Uttara. His grandfather was Arjuna, the great archer. When Pariskhit was unborn, housed in the womb of Uttara, the fallen Brahmana Ashwatthama released the detrimental Brahamastra intended to uproot the offspring of the Pandavas.
The world that we see around is not really the way it appears to our senses. There is more to it than meets the eye. The reality of the world is covered by the power of Maya. This Maya makes the world appear and disappear. We as jeevas or living entities view creation which in itself is a setup of Maya and hence, there is a clout that covers the real picture present behind Maya. Our understanding is clouded by Maya. It will be interesting to understand how Maya creates the imagery that we are all used to which forces us into coming to the conclusion that what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste is real. The reality cannot be further than this.