Carde, Also, Vishnu maintains the universe.
With Penrose's new theory, the universe expands for billions and billions of years until the time that the universe forgets its previous Big Bang. Thus, it explodes again to create a new Big Bang. With this new theory, the universe does not have to shrink to create the Big Crunch. With this new theory, the universe just keeps on expanding and creating multiverses or bubble universes. Fascinating? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <hepa7@...> wrote : I guess Brahmaa, Vishnu and Shiva are the three main aspects, or whatever, of Brahma(n)*. So, perhaps Brahmaa expands the universe, and Shiva shrinks(?) it?? * sarvaM khalvidam (khalu + idam) brahma(n).