The characteristics of items are bound by the order of the G
  • sridatta1 January 2008
    The characteristics of items are bound by the order of the God only
    115) Svarupalakshanaanyapi tadaajnaavashaani.

    (Even the characteristics of items are bound by the order of the God only.)

    In this creation, every item has some inherent characteristic by which the item is identified. Fire is identified by heat and the water by cooling. These are the inherent characteristics of the items. But even these items and their inherent characteristics associated with these items are by the order of God only. By the will of God only, the fire is hot and water is cool. If God wishes, the fire becomes cool and the water becomes hot. Thus, the association of a particular characteristic with its corresponding specific item is only due to the will of Lord. Hence, the process of thinking, which is the inherent characteristic of soul, is also due to the will of God. If the Lord wishes a non-living item can start thinking and a living item can stop thinking like an inert item.