The Realisation of the Absolute :2.(b).1.


The Realisation of the Absolute :


Chapter-2.The Nature of the World


(b) .The Critique of Duality - 1.


It is contended by some that the world is not such an utter negation of Reality, that the world of names and forms is in the being of Reality, that plurality cannot be a nothing, that diversity which is real is indwelt by the Supreme.

It is also held that the individual is not the Absolute until it realises the Absolute, that the process of change and evolution is a perfect truth and not an appearance, and that the quality of the Absolute is not attributable to the individual at any time.




It is not difficult to note that indwelling is possible only when the Indweller is different from the indwelled, that is, when there is a second entity.

To assert that God pervades the diverse beings and that God impels all actions is a trick played by the cunning individuals flowing with the current of instinct to get a license of objective indulgence.

The self-expression called the world is not a deliberate objective act of the Absolute, for we cannot say that the Absolute acts.

It is an undivided appearance without any ultimate logical reason for its existence or disappearance.





Hence we often come to the conclusion that appearance, subsistence, disappearance, bondage, life and liberation are eternal!

An undivided change is no change. Eternal transformation is changelessness, and it cannot be considered as any motion at all.

Thus, appearance would become eternal like Reality, and two eternals contradict the Absolute.

This proves the invalidity of the existence of appearance.


Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  .....



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