This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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Prakriti and the symbol of waters

The symbolic representation of Prakriti as water is one can be carried over into all traditional doctrines: ‘And the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.’[1] Here the Spirit is again Purusha and the waters Prakriti. Above we mentioned a special case in which the waters were limited to formal manifestation only, excluding the formless so that Buddhi could be represented in its connective role between Purushattoma and jivatma. Normally, however, when the waters represent Prakriti in its entirety, it achieves this same division by separating the ‘lower waters’ (formal possibilities) from the ‘upper waters’ (formless possibilities), such as in Genesis 1, 6, and 7. The primordial waters contained a ‘double chaos’ of formal and formless before the separation which God brought about.  Moreover, we can carry the same analogy being Being and say that the waters are Universal Possibility in its totality, embracing manifestation and non-manifestation in its Infinity.

[1] Genesis 1:2.

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