Eternal and non-eternal
This whole (complete) universe is non-eternal. When body of conditioned soul is non-eternal, the sense-organs of the not eternal body will be naturally non-eternal, therefore perceptions of non-eternal sense-organs are non-eternal. You cannot say these non-eternal perceptions are false signifying total non-existence but it can be said that these are non-eternal perceptions. These perceptions exist like dream. For sometime it will not be wise to say that these non eternal perceptions are totally non-existent using the word false. Perceptions are not false but non-eternal. It may be devoid of knowledge or lacking in knowledge. It is true, Supreme Lord has created material nature or primordial matter and living beings. And also by that He has created time, but He is not dependent to time. Supreme Lord exists everywhere but again He does not exist anywhere. He is Immanent and Transcendental. The non-eternal universe is extremely painful. Supreme Lord is Infinite & He is All-Existence, All-Knowledge and All-Bliss. The material universe has been originated and will be destroyed. The material universe is under the grip of origination and destruction, but yet it has its perception of actual existence, it appears to be true. The conditioned souls when become averse to Supreme Lord who is All-Existence, All-Knowledge and All-Bliss, the shadow of Saccidanand Bhagavan illusory energy appears to have existence, knowledge and bliss e.g. shadow of a tree seems to be like tree but without substance.
- His Divine Grace Srila B.B. Tirtha Goswami Maharaj