The Realisation of the Absolute :
1. Introduction :
(c). Degrees in Empirical Reality - 1.
The capability for such an expansion differs by degrees in different beings, according to the extent of the Reality manifested through them.
Beings are higher or lower according to the degree of Intelligence that lights up their nature.
Entities in the universe are differentiated through their modes of mentation, which are controlled by the intensity of the Truth presented by them.
Nature appears to be Spirit distorted in multitudinous ways and expressed in different degrees of revelation.
Individuals marked off within themselves, limited by space and time, bear a variegating relation among one another, in proportion to the depth of the Consciousness realised by them.
The deeper the Consciousness realised by an individual, the nearer it is to the Eternal.
The separative force is the power of individualisation and of the rootedness of the ego-sense.
The greater the force with which this separative sense is suppressed to nothingness or expanded to Infinity, the more extensive and deeper is the light and the joy realised and experienced.
From this it would be clear that, excepting that great fiery method of attaining Immediate Self-Experience, the process of Self-realisation must be a progressive one, and that none can fly into a higher state of consciousness without fulfilling the conditions of the lower, the lesser and the grosser states.
The more limited states of manifestation have to be complied with their demands before one could reach the highest Metaphysical Being.
Stricter discrimination may repudiate the view of a progressive process in Reality, but there is process in all relative conditions, and it is valid as long as duality persists.
Anyhow, all is well with him whose heart is turned towards acting in accordance with the deathless law of Infinite Life.
No disease, physical or mental, can ever assault him.
To be continued ...