“Nature of the Jiva” (SB 4.6.33)

San Diego - 1994 / (045)

Thompson compares the descriptions of the abode of Lord Siva mentioned in this verse with the parable offered by C.S. Lewis in his classic allegorical narration, The Great Divorce (1945). In this theological dream vision rooted within the Christian tradition, Lewis portrayed the mundane world as a manifestation from within the cracks of heaven's mire. Thompson proposes that esoteric portrayals such as these can make better sense if one is willing to suspend belief in a strictly linear space-time continuum.