The Realisation of the Absolute :2.(b).3.

The Realisation of the Absolute :

Chapter-2.The Nature of the World

(b) .The Critique of Duality - 3.

To say that we are not yet the Reality, and we have yet to "become" it, may be true with partiality to empirical consciousness, but it is not the highest truth.

Perfection or Absoluteness is not something to be got or acquired from somewhere, but is only a "realisation" of what actually and eternally "is", a mere "knowledge" of the fact that "exists".

The individuals are in essence the Absolute itself, which is beyond all contradiction.

This truth is not to be grasped through dull metaphysics or idle intellectual quibbling, but through realisation and experience.

The form of the world can never have a substantial existence as it is not independent of the Absolute.

The reality of the forms of the world is based on the working of the ego-sense or the idea of separateness in the individual.

Realisation is not an actual "becoming", but an unfolding of consciousness, an experience of Truth, Truth that already is, Truth that is eternal.

The essential existence can never change.

We cannot become what we actually are not at present.

We have no right to claim what we do not really possess.

The Self is not really bound by space and time.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  .....