The Realisation of the Absolute :
1. Introduction :
(c).The Transcendent Being : 1.
The teachings of the Upanishads are expressed in the language of the Self —not of the intellect—and, hence, they do not easily go deeply into every soul, unless it possesses a responsive and burning yearning for Absolute-Experience.
The soul, due to its deviation from the Truth and wandering among the shadows, finds it difficult to hear the voice of the Silence.
The Upanishads suggest that even the highest achievement in the relative plane—even the creatorship or destroyership of the universe—is, from the ultimate point of view, among the fleeting shadows of phenomenal existence.
The delicate tendencies which manifest themselves in the process of the blossoming of individuality into the Infinite try to cover the presence of the Truth in the inmost recesses of our being.
Such psychic layers, however brilliant they may be, are, after all, layers of non-being and should not be mistaken for the Real.
Even the subtlest layer is but a veil over the Truth, a "golden vessel" that hides the Essence, and must be transcended before the kernel of Being is reached.
The delight of unfettered being is beyond all states of relational joy, however extreme that joy may be.
The Bliss of unlimited Consciousness is the zenith of Existence, and everything other than this is condemned as untrue.
To be continued ...