The Realisation of the Absolute :2.(a).7.

The Realisation of the Absolute :

Chapter-2.The Nature of the World

(a).The Dissertation on Experience-7.

The laws governing the modes of thinking shall have sway over its objects also, for the rules that regulate the process of knowledge and restrict its operations determine all the contents thereof, which, therefore, cannot be known independent of and free from the conditions to which the knowing process is subject.

All forms of objective knowledge are, thus, deceptive and give to the knower nothing of reality.

The truth of the object of thought can be known only when it is freed from the modes of thought, and the truth of thought itself can be known only when it is not conditioned by the forms which it takes.

Neither the mind nor its object, taken independently, can be said to truly exist.

That the mind exists cannot be proved unless there is a modification of the modal consciousness, which is called a psychosis or a mental transformation, which, again, is not possible without the mind's taking the form of an object or an objective condition.

 That objects exist also cannot be proved unless there are minds to cognise and know them.

Each is explained only by the other and not by itself. Nothing in this world, neither the subject nor the object, is independent and self-existent.

The test of reality is non-dependence, completeness and imperishability.

When things are judged from this standard of truth, the phenomenal subjectivity and objectivity in them are found to break down and reveal their ultimate unreality.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  .....