Reply To: Maha Brahma


By reading the first verse of the Bible (Genesis 1), we can see the consistency of the Aganna Sutta.

  • As Lord Buddha said Maha Brahma had a thought that aligns with the events to come. The false view of Maha Brahma is the origin of monotheistic beliefs. This is also the same thing that some yogis feel in their samadhis. With Sila and Samadhi, our thoughts align with future events. What is dangerous is that it maintains the perception of atta (control) and nicca (the ability to keep things to our liking. This only happens among anariyas. In the suttas ariyas with abhinna powers had these abilities. However, they had an understanding of tilakkhana.
  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

The Aganna Sutta says that Maha Brahma was the only being below Abhassara Loka. Genesis 1 says God was the only being in the beginning!!