The Realisation of the Absolute : 1-(b)-3.
The Realisation of the Absolute :
1. Introduction :
(b).The Method of Conscious Expansion :3.
The Upanishads are thoroughly spiritual and, hence, advocate the most doctrine of the Yoga of Truth-realisation.
Their teachings are not the product of an intellectual wonder or curiosity, but the effect of an intense and irresistible pressure of a practical need arising from the evil of attachment to individual existence.
The task of the Seers was to remedy this defect in life, which, they realised, was due to the consciousness of separateness of being and the desire to acquire and become what one is not.
The remedy lies in acquiring and becoming everything, expressed all too imperfectly by the words "Infinity," "Immortality," and the like.
The central problem of every one of us is the overcoming of the illness of individual life and the attainment of the state of perfection, peace and bliss.
The Upanishads point out the "End" as well as the "Means" and, since those sages had the Integral Knowledge of Reality, the method of approach to it they point out is also befitting the Ideal, viz., it is integral.
The practice of such an ideal "sadhana" for deliverance from the thralldom of relational life leads one to the shining region of unalloyed happiness.
To be continued ...