Shaivism - Concepts and symbols - Ultimate Intelligence
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Vishnu Purana 1. 1. 18-23
The game (lila) of the birth and the disappearance of the worlds is an act of power of the Being who is beyond substance (pradhana) and beyond the plan (purusha), beyond the manifest (vyakta) and the unmanifest (avyakta), and beyond time (kala).
The time of the Being has neither beginning nor end. That is why the birth, duration, and disappearance of the worlds never stops.
At the time of the destruction neither day nor night, space nor earth, darkness nor light, nor anything else exists any longer, apart from Being, beyond the perceptions of the senses or thought.